Covid 19 - It's Not all Bad News!

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In the midst of all the changes, and daily bad news, it's refreshing and hopeful to have some good news to reflect on.


Please share your thoughts on the original post from Margaret!!


Be safe and be well!

Original content by Margaret Goss



Covid-19 Not all Bad News!


There’s a pretty smart guy out there who writes a tech/financial blog. He shared his blog online with his customers and I was able to see it.


Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive of the XPRIZE Foundation, the author of two best-selling books, has degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from MIT, and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. 


I wanted to state all that first because I would say he knows what he’s talking about. 


The title of his blog is “Good News About the Covid-19 Pandemic.”


Some highlights:


(1) Vaccine development: An experimental vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. began the first stage of a clinical trial on Monday, with testing on 45 healthy adults in Seattle. 

(2) China's new cases plummet: China has now closed down its last temporary hospital built to handle COVID-19. Not enough new cases to warrant them. 

(3) Drugs that work: Doctors in India have successfully treated two Italian patients with COVID-19, administering a combination of drugs — principally Lopinavir and Ritonavir, alongside Oseltamivir and Chloroquine. Several are now suggesting the same medical treatment, on a case-by-case basis, globally. 

(4) Antibodies to the rescue: Researchers at the Erasmus Medical Center claim to have found an antibody that can fend off infection by COVID-19. 

(5) 103-year-old recovery: A 103-year-old Chinese woman has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for 6 days in Wuhan, China, becoming the oldest patient to beat the disease. 

(6) Stores re-opening: Apple has reopened all 42 of its Apple retail stores in China. [

(7) Test results in 2 hours: Cleveland’s MetroHealth Medical Center has developed a COVID-19 test that can now deliver results in just two hours, rather than in a matter of days. 

(8) South Korea's dramatic drop in new cases: After its peak of 909 newly reported COVID-19 cases on February 29th, South Korea has now seen a dramatic drop in the number of new cases reported daily. 

(9) Mortality rates inflated? Experts predict that Italy has seen a higher mortality rate of COVID-19 given its significant aging population, as well as its higher percentage of COVID-19 patients with pre-existing health conditions. This might suggest that COVID-19’s fatality rate may have been slightly more inflated than previously thought for the general population. 

(10) Israeli vaccine development: More than 50 scientists in Israel are now working to develop a vaccine and antibody for COVID-19, having reported significant breakthroughs in understanding the biological mechanism and characteristics of the novel coronavirus. 

(11) Full recoveries: Three patients in Maryland who tested positive for COVID-19 have now been reported to have “fully recovered.” 

(12) Isolated virus: A network of Canadian scientists isolated the COVID-19 virus, which can now be replicated to test diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. 

(13) Yet another vaccine in the works: San Diego biotech company Arcturus Therapeutics is developing a COVID-19 vaccine in collaboration with Duke University and National University of Singapore. 

(14) Treatment protocols: Seven patients who were treated for COVID-19 at Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh (SFS) Hospital and Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital in India have recovered. The treatment protocol will be widely scaled to other hospitals. 

(15) Another treatment: Plasma from newly recovered COVID-19 patients (involving the harvesting of virus-fighting antibodies) holds promise for treating others infected by the virus. 


If you’d like to read the whole article including links he included, please see:

“Good News About the Covid-19 Pandemic”


There have started to be more confirmed cases in the North Shore, including a child at school in Winnetka.

Stay safe and healthy - we have a ways to go but we’ll get through it together.




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Comments (25)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thanks to Margaret Goss I subscribe to the site she mentions.  The good news continues,..millions of scientiest are working on this, and they have found a working drug combinations that is showing positive results.  A

Mar 21, 2020 11:33 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Margaret,

Lots of good is happening here and around the world. 

Mar 21, 2020 11:46 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It is always promissing to read some positive news...

Happy Saturday and be safe Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Mar 21, 2020 11:47 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Jeff. It is good to read promising news but we still need to careful with our own lives.

Mar 21, 2020 12:28 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff it is good that this information is being put out there, but it is a real shame that the Media just concentrates on ALL the negative, and almost refuses to print ANYTHING positive that gives people hope.

Mar 21, 2020 12:53 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

Hi Jeff, this post follows Bob Stewart's philosophy; "Tell Me Something Good!"  Love it!

Mar 21, 2020 01:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have subscribed to the site Ron and Alexandra Seigel . While we do not want to be lulled into a false sense of security every bit of good news is encouraging.


Mar 21, 2020 01:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

And it's nice to hear about that Sheri Sperry - MCNE® .

Thank you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  You as well!!


Mar 21, 2020 01:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Absolutely Sheila Anderson  No one should think all is well simply from reading good news, and we definitely should be following CDC and WHO guidelines, but any progress is encouraging.

Be safe and be well!


Mar 21, 2020 01:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George Souto 

There is certanly not much good news floating around these days, or at least we don't really hear about it. Even better if we can share good news - here and elsewhere - when we hear it.

Enjoy your weekend at home!


Mar 21, 2020 02:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I agree Melinda (Mel) Peterson . The more we can share that is positive - here, online, and in person - the better for us all. Such an important time for being kind and thoughtful.


Mar 21, 2020 02:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff what a great re-blog I missed it and there should be more of us getting the good news out in times like this, Endre

Mar 24, 2020 10:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 

If there is a time for ANY good news, this is it!

Hope you and Diane are safe and well!


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