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curl-6 said:

- 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

Thanks.

To be honest, I'm sick of bad news about COVID-19. I have a Twitter account to talk to my friends, and I am the only one that post and retweets good news about the pandemic. My friends are like "We're all going to die" or "We are doomed". Also, they never comments the good news I post.

Geez, it almost feels like they are rooting for the virus.



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Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
curl-6 said:

- 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

Thanks.

To be honest, I'm sick of bad news about COVID-19. I have a Twitter account to talk to my friends, and I am the only one that post and retweets good news about the pandemic. My friends are like "We're all going to die" or "We are doomed". Also, they never comments the good news I post.

Geez, it almost feels like they are rooting for the virus.

No worries man, glad it helped. :)

Different people have different stress responses and unfortunately some people's response is to give in to fear and despair. I'll make sure to continue posting positive updates on the situation here, cos there is actually quite a lot of things to be optimistic about, from vaccines and treatments coming along at a rapid pace to people all over the world helping each other out by donating food, money, and equipment.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

Another minor/personal one, but I got invited to do an interview for a project called "Humans on the Autism Spectrum" where they wanted to talk to a wide range of Autistics from different walks of life, with April being Autism Awareness Month. I did my interview online yesterday morning, I hope it helps people gain a better understanding of how broad the spectrum is. :)



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

CaptainExplosion said:

I'm also on the spectrum. :)

I had no idea, cool! That makes three of us that I know of off the top of my head here on VGC, though I am sure there are more than that in total haha. Always nice to meet a fellow Autistic. :)



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

China reports zero daily deaths from Covid-19 for the first time since January.



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Some more positive developments in the current pandemic:

- European nations are reporting encouraging signs - Italy has recorded its lowest daily toll in two weeks, France reported its lowest daily toll in a week and Spain said fatality numbers have fallen for the third straight day. (As of 6th April)

- There are now 49 vaccines and 79 treatments for COVID-19 in clinical trials around the world

- A new study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug called Ivermectin, already available around the world, can kill the virus within 48 hours. 

- Biotech giant Gilead is donating 1.5 million doses of its experimental anti-coronavirus drug remdesivir for compassionate use, expanded access and testing.

- The Gates Foundation is building seven factories, one for each of the top seven vaccine candidates. “Even though we’ll end up picking at most two of them, we’re going to fund factories for all seven, so we don’t waste time.” 

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



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

CaptainExplosion said:

I'm also on the spectrum. :)

Irish Prime Minister re-registers as medical practitioner to help fight COVID-19.

New England Patriots use their private jet to send masks from China to Boston and NYC hospitals.

New York City opens special centers for kids of medical officials fighting COVID-19 spread.

Safest man on Earth might be Canadian who's sailing the world alone.

Jimmy Fallon gets humorous results when asking Twitter to write quarantine versions of movie titles. (Sorry if this one was already shared)

curl-6 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I'm also on the spectrum. :)

I had no idea, cool! That makes three of us that I know of off the top of my head here on VGC, though I am sure there are more than that in total haha. Always nice to meet a fellow Autistic. :)

I am also autistic.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/pandas-mate-ocean-park-trnd/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Most+Recent%29

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Positive pandemic update:

- New Zealand isn't just flattening the curve, they're squashing it https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/coronavirus/new-zealand-isnt-just-flattening-the-curve-its-squashing-it/ar-BB12hgdZ

- Yet another vaccine has reached human trials https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/06/a-second-potential-covid-19-vaccine-backed-by-bill-and-melinda-gates-is-entering-human-testing/

- Lady Gaga has raised $35 million in 7 days for coronavirus relief https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/07/lady-gaga-raises-35million-one-week-coronavirus-relief-organisations-12521561/

- College students step up to replace vulnerable elderly meals on wheels drivers https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/491834-college-students-replace-vulnerable-meals-on-wheels-drivers-in

- 16 year old uses his flying lessons to deliver medical supplies to rural hospitals fighting COVID-19 https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teen-flies-supplies-to-rural-hospitals-fighting-covid/

- Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey pledges a billion dollars to COVID-19 relief; 28% of his net worth https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/jack-dorsey-pledges-billion-dollars-to-covid-relief/

- 99 year old WW2 veteran Albert Chambers recovers from the virus https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-52244704

In other news:

- Two pandas at Ocean Park in Hong Kong finally mate after 10 years https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-52204078

- Magnetic brain treatment relieves depression in 90% of patients with no negative side effects https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/stanford-university-brain-treatment-relieves-depression-in-90-of-participants/

Anonymous1796 said:
curl-6 said:

I had no idea, cool! That makes three of us that I know of off the top of my head here on VGC, though I am sure there are more than that in total haha. Always nice to meet a fellow Autistic. :)

I am also autistic.

Cool, that makes four. :)

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Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

- The largest vaccine producer in the world, Serum Institute of India, say they will have a vaccine for COVID-19 by 2021 and will not patent it so that it can be more widely produced https://www.deccanherald.com/business/should-have-a-vaccine-for-covid-19-by-2021-will-not-patent-it-serum-institutes-adar-poonawalla-826334.html

- LEGO is making 13,500 visors for healthcare workers a day https://nerdist.com/article/lego-making-visors-medical-workers/

- COVID-19 "under control" in Germany, with the transmission rate (how many people each infected person will pass it on to) dropping below 1 to 1 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/coronavirus-under-control-in-germany-as-some-countries-plan-to-relax-lockdowns

- Here in Australia, epidemiological modelling shows we are on course to eliminate COVID-19 from the mainland in the coming months https://www.theage.com.au/national/australia-on-course-to-eliminate-covid-19-modelling-shows-20200416-p54kjh.html

- British war veteran Captain Tom Moore has raised £4 million (and climbing) for the NHS by walking lengths of his back garden, with the goal of completing 100 laps before his 100th birthday. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/14/war-veteran-99-raises-2m-for-nhs-by-walking-lengths-of-back-garden

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Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

It's not news, but there's nothing about this that isn't positive.



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."