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curl-6 said:

Amidst all the scariness of COVID-19, some positive stories regarding it:

- South Korean outbreak seems to be easing as recoveries outpace new cases

- John Hopkins researcher exploring using the antibodies from recovered patients as a treatment and quasi-vaccine

- Dutch scientists have identified an antibody that blocks the virus

- Distilleries are converting to making hand sanitizer and donating it for free

- All 14 temporary hospitals set up in Wuhan now closed for lack of new patients, with the outbreak there also subsiding

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/10-positive-updates-on-the-covid-19-outbreaks-from-around-the-world/

This COVID-19 thing is starting to freak me out. Thanks for the positive news.

Also, it looks like we're close to finding a medicine for it, but I'm not 100% sure. Part of the news says it's fake and dangerous, and the other part says it's working really nice.



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Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
curl-6 said:

Amidst all the scariness of COVID-19, some positive stories regarding it:

- South Korean outbreak seems to be easing as recoveries outpace new cases

- John Hopkins researcher exploring using the antibodies from recovered patients as a treatment and quasi-vaccine

- Dutch scientists have identified an antibody that blocks the virus

- Distilleries are converting to making hand sanitizer and donating it for free

- All 14 temporary hospitals set up in Wuhan now closed for lack of new patients, with the outbreak there also subsiding

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/10-positive-updates-on-the-covid-19-outbreaks-from-around-the-world/

This COVID-19 thing is starting to freak me out. Thanks for the positive news.

Also, it looks like we're close to finding a medicine for it, but I'm not 100% sure. Part of the news says it's fake and dangerous, and the other part says it's working really nice.

Cheers.

Several medications have shown promising results in the lab or early tests, but the thing with medication is that you have to test it extensively to know for sure and that it works and that it's safe. For example, even if a drug is effective, it may have potentially dangerous side effects, it might cure most people but kill those who have diabetes, etc.

In the coming months as drugs are tested and assessed, we'll gain a better understanding of which ones are effective and safe.

The good news is we're already off to a flying start with so many already being tested, and most of them being pre-existing and already approved drugs that don't have to undergo the lengthy development process.

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Just got back from the hospital. Had a mass removed from the neck/shoulder area. Could be cancer, don't know currently.

Things went smoothly... Hoping for more good news in the future.



KLAMarine said:
Just got back from the hospital. Had a mass removed from the neck/shoulder area. Could be cancer, don't know currently.

Things went smoothly... Hoping for more good news in the future.

Glad your surgery went well, wishing you all the best mate. I know it's tough but hang in there, and if you ever need to chat feel free to PM me any time.



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Don't know if that counts as good news, but police reports of UFO sightings have gone up markedly in central Europe.
Airplane-free, cleaner skies and people are noticing that strange bright light that wasn't there before.
Astronomers call it the Venus !



Some more light in the darkness of the current pandemic:

- More than 500,000 people volunteer to help with the NHS in England.

- Multiple potential vaccines have now reached clinical trials.

- A supercomputer test has identified 77 compounds that could prevent the virus binding with our cells.

- Sikh volunteers dubbed the 'Turbans for Australia' have cooked thousands of meals in Melbourne and Sydney for the elderly, and have already sent 1.5 tonnes of food in care packages for those self-isolating.

- According to scientists who are closely studying its genetic code, the virus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population. This means that when a vaccine is produced, it is more likely to be long-lasting and successful. 

https://futurecrun.ch/coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR3SHnJcs28aI1_zrOQ35mZuOdmQniKlWoPezuK_EL7Tnabl9Ys1L-JMRZg



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- FDA okays blood plasma antibody treatment for COVID-19 https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/new-york-to-deploy-covid-plasma-treatment/

- New research shows Earth's ozone layer is continuing to recover https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/as-ozone-layer-repairs-itself-global-wind-trends-are-reversing/

- Preventative anti-HIV drug to be made fully available in the UK next month https://www.positive.news/lifestyle/health/exciting-advances-progress-in-the-fight-against-hiv/

- Pollution levels across Europe and Asia drop massively due to reduced traffic and factory operations https://www.positive.news/environment/coronavirus-pandemic-leads-to-huge-drop-in-air-pollution/

- China bans the consumption of wild animals https://www.positive.news/environment/china-bans-consumption-of-wildlife/

- 101 year old survivor of the Spanish Flu pandemic beats Coronavirus too https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/italy-101-year-old-influenza-survivor-beats-covid-19/1783890



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CaptainExplosion said:
curl-6 said:

- FDA okays blood plasma antibody treatment for COVID-19 https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/new-york-to-deploy-covid-plasma-treatment/

- New research shows Earth's ozone layer is continuing to recover https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/as-ozone-layer-repairs-itself-global-wind-trends-are-reversing/

- Preventative anti-HIV drug to be made fully available in the UK next month https://www.positive.news/lifestyle/health/exciting-advances-progress-in-the-fight-against-hiv/

- Pollution levels across Europe and Asia drop massively due to reduced traffic and factory operations https://www.positive.news/environment/coronavirus-pandemic-leads-to-huge-drop-in-air-pollution/

- China bans the consumption of wild animals https://www.positive.news/environment/china-bans-consumption-of-wildlife/

- 101 year old survivor of the Spanish Flu pandemic beats Coronavirus too https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/italy-101-year-old-influenza-survivor-beats-covid-19/1783890

I didn't think the ozone layer could recover, and that 101-year-old man is a badass.

Well, when you take measures to prevent the destruction of the environment, as we did by banning the chemicals that were destroying the ozone, the planet is fairly good at mending itself. We could fix almost all of today's environmental problems too, if we just made the necessary effort. The ozone's recovery shows we can do it when we try, and to me that's cause for hope.

And indeed he is. 



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- Reports from various countries including the UK, the US, Denmark, and Spain show that social distancing and lockdown measures are successfully slowing the spread of COVID-19 and "flattening the curve" https://futurecrun.ch/coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR3SHnJcs28aI1_zrOQ35mZuOdmQniKlWoPezuK_EL7Tnabl9Ys1L-JMRZg

- Study shows we could restore the world's oceans to ecological health within 30 years https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/landmark-study-outlines-how-to-restore-oceans-to-former-glory-by-2050/

- Once hunted to extinction in Britain, Beavers are repopulating the country's waterways with positive effects on local ecosystems https://www.positive.news/environment/how-the-return-of-the-beaver-is-changing-britain-for-the-better/



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