Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive, Sees ‘Perfect Storm Of Distress In America’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, proven right here in 2019, says a headache is her solely symptom after testing constructive for the coronavirus. Paras Griffin/Getty Images conceal caption

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, proven right here in 2019, says a headache is her solely symptom after testing constructive for the coronavirus.

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has examined constructive for the coronavirus however mentioned Tuesday that her solely doable symptom is a headache.

The prognosis comes at an intense time for town, which is reeling from the police killing of Rayshard Brooks and a spike in violence over the Fourth of July weekend.

Bottoms introduced her constructive check on Twitter on Monday. “This is the same headache that I have during stressful times and allergy season,” she informed ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday.

The mayor mentioned medical doctors informed her she had a “low positive” check, that means that she was both originally or close to the top of her an infection. One of her kids has examined constructive, and she told CNN that her husband tested positive as nicely. Bottoms added that neither she nor her husband has underlying heath situations.

On Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency, shifting as much as 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta following a burst of violence that left 4 individuals useless, together with an 8-year-old lady, as Georgia Public Broadcasting reported. The Georgia State Patrol headquarters was additionally ransacked not too long ago, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Bottoms mentioned that she disagreed with Kemp’s order and mentioned that she thought the governor’s reopening plan for the state was too aggressive.

When requested in regards to the surge in violence in Atlanta, Bottoms pointed to considerations surrounding police brutality and the rising unfold of the coronavirus.

“It’s this perfect storm of distress in America,” Bottoms mentioned within the Good Morning America interview. “People are obviously anxious and even angry about COVID-19. … I think that the rhetoric that comes out of the White House doesn’t help it at all, it doesn’t give people much hope. I think that it’s all converging together, and we’re seeing it happen and spill out onto the streets in Atlanta.”

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