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Thumbs up with positivity

Positive and inspiring news stories during the coronavirus crisis

Latest Update: 09 April 2020 @ 14:18 BST (GMT+1)

Like a lot of people right now I’ve been feeling the mental effects of anxiety and stress partly because I’ve read too many news stories that make this crisis seem like the end of the world (which it certainly isn’t, in fact once the pandemic is over there will be countless benefits I can foresee that will change the way we think).

That’s why I’m going to compile a list of positive news stories and inspiring posts or videos to help everyone feel a bit more secure in these uncertain times, hopefully I’ll update this list daily:

 

2020-04-09

Coronavirus: Vaccine hopes boosted as scientists find virus has ‘low shielding’https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-vaccine-hopes-boosted-as-scientists-find-virus-has-low-shielding-11970430

 

2020-04-07

Coronavirus: China reports no new COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hourshttps://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-china-reports-no-new-covid-19-deaths-in-last-24-hours-11969724

 

2020-04-06

Spain flattens the curve as country records smallest increase in cases since start of outbreakhttps://www.newsweek.com/spain-flattens-curve-coronavirus-1495711

 

2020-04-03

Coronavirus: New drug and vaccine show promise against COVID-19https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/04/coronavirus-new-drug-and-vaccine-show-promise-against-covid-19.html

British cigarette firm develops potential coronavirus vaccine in huge ‘breakthrough’https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-cigarette-firm-develops-potential-21797486

 

2020-04-02

Coronavirus: 90-minute COVID-19 test with 98.7% accuracy to be rolled out across UKhttps://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-90-minute-covid-19-test-with-98-7-accuracy-to-be-rolled-out-across-uk-11967401

 

2020-04-01

Coronavirus ‘is cornered and will burn out’ due to UK distancing measures, ex-WHO official sayshttps://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-is-cornered-and-will-burn-out-due-to-uk-distancing-measures-ex-who-official-says-11967018

2020-03-31

Synairgen doses first patients with COVID-19 drughttps://pharmaphorum.com/news/synairgen-doses-first-patients-with-covid-19-drug/

Colorado ski town will test everyone for coronavirushttps://www.livescience.com/colorado-ski-town-coronavirus-antibody-testing.html

 

2020-03-30

Coronavirus: Early signs outbreak ‘slowing’ in UK, says Imperial College professorhttps://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-early-signs-outbreak-slowing-in-uk-says-imperial-college-professor-11965624

 

2020-03-26

Dyson and Gtech answer UK call for ventilator design and production to support COVID-19 responsehttps://techcrunch.com/2020/03/26/dyson-and-gtech-answer-uk-call-for-ventilator-design-and-production-to-support-covid-19-response/

Italy’s new coronavirus cases are slowing. How soon will normal life return?https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/italy-coronavirus-cases/2020/03/26/0fffa6a2-6ec0-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

 

2020-03-25

Coronavirus: ‘Game changer’ COVID-19 tests could be available in days, MPs toldhttps://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-game-changer-covid-19-tests-could-be-available-in-days-mps-told-11963509

UK researchers develop new low-cost, rapid COVID-19 test that could even be used at homehttps://techcrunch.com/2020/03/25/uk-researchers-develop-new-low-cost-rapid-covid-19-test-that-could-even-be-used-at-home/

The coronavirus isn’t mutating quickly, suggesting a vaccine would offer lasting protectionhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/health/the-coronavirus-isnt-mutating-quickly-suggesting-a-vaccine-would-offer-lasting-protection/2020/03/24/406522d6-6dfd-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

 

2020-03-24

Nobel Prize winner shares some good news about the coronavirus pandemichttps://www.marketwatch.com/story/nobel-prize-winner-shares-some-good-news-about-the-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-03-23

 

2020-03-23

WHO launches global megatrial of the four most promising coronavirus treatments – https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/who-launches-global-megatrial-four-most-promising-coronavirus-treatments

Coronavirus hope: China reports 4th day of no new local cases – could surveillance app work?https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18325574.coronavirus-hope-china-reports-4th-day-no-new-local-cases—surveillance-app-work/

 

2020-03-22

Coronavirus Slows in China With Zero Local Cases for 3rd Dayhttps://www.news18.com/news/world/coronavirus-slows-in-china-with-zero-local-coronavirus-cases-for-3rd-day-but-imported-infections-rise-2545133.html

 

2020-03-21

Covid-19: No new case in China for 2nd day – https://m.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-outbreak/covid-19-no-new-case-in-china-for-2nd-day – https://m.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-outbreak/covid-19-no-new-case-in-china-for-2nd-day

 

2020-03-20

Government to pay up to 80% of wages in coronavirus outbreak – https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/20/government-pay-wages-jobs-coronavirus-rishi-sunakhttps://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/20/government-pay-wages-jobs-coronavirus-rishi-sunak

Wuhan reported no new coronavirus cases today for the first timehttps://www.technologyreview.com/s/615383/wuhan-reported-no-new-coronavirus-cases-today-for-the-first-time/

 

2020-03-19

How To See Germs Spread by Mark Rober (YouTuber and former NASA Engineer)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5-dI74zxPg

Coronavirus: New treatment for critically ill patients to begin trials as soon as next weekhttps://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-new-treatment-for-critically-ill-patients-to-begin-as-soon-as-next-week-11959914

 

2020-03-18

Delingpole: Studies Claim Malaria Drug Chloroquine Effective Against Coronavirushttps://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/18/malarial-drug-chloroquine-effective-against-coronavirus/

Coronavirus: Experiment in northern Italian town halts all new infections after trialhttps://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-experiment-in-northern-italian-town-halts-all-new-infections-after-trial-11959587

Why Singapore’s coronavirus response worked – and what we can all learnhttps://theconversation.com/why-singapores-coronavirus-response-worked-and-what-we-can-all-learn-134024

 

2020-03-17

Combination of two anti-HIV drugs proved crucial in Coronavirus treatmenthttps://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/combination-of-two-anti-hiv-drugs-proved-crucial-in-coronavirus-treatment-rajasthan-official/articleshow/74653762.cms

 

It’s me! Matt Stone Intro

I’ve made a little trailer for this channel with some of my best bits of video from the vlogs for your viewing pleasure!

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from S4 / 2016, released August 25, 2016

Filmed with an Apple iPhone 6s / Olloclip Studio Case with Wide-Angle lens and a Fuji XP30.

Random: White Water Rafting at CIWW

This video was mostly filmed 3 years ago in August 2013 on my stag weekend where we did sit-up kayaking and white water rafting at the Cardiff International White Water Centre in South Wales. It was an awesome day and we had a lot of fun, a big thanks to my best man Adam, ushers James B and Phil, as well as my Dad, Tim, Lee, James H, Mark, Pete, and Rich, also a big thanks to everyone who came on the night out afterwards!

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The location was Cardiff International White Water in South Wales: http://www.ciww.com

The awesome track in this video is Melon by David Cutter
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from S2 / 2016, released April 26, 2016

Filmed with an Fuji XP30 / Apple iPhone 6s / Olloclip Studio Case with Wide-Angle lens.

Random: Top Tips for Disneyland Paris

I’ve been tagged by YouTuber PlayWearTalkRed (if you love Disney, Movies, Cosplay, and much more subscribe to his channel and follow him on Twitter: @PlayWearTalkRed) to create a Disneyland Paris Top Tips video. So here it is, me waffling in front of the camera for 6 minutes about Disneyland Paris.

If you have any questions on Disneyland feel free to write them in the comments section and I’ll do my best to answer them. I don’t have a particular person to tag to make a Top Tips video so this is an open tag to anyone who wants to respond with their favourite Top Tips for visiting Disneyland Paris.

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Filmed with an Apple iPhone 6s / Olloclip Studio Case with Wide-Angle lens/Roby GorillaPod Mini Magnetic.