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

 

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