Covid 19 - It's Not all Bad News!

Reblogger Steffy Hristova
Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 SA585680000

Re-blogging from 's blog. Good news is always welcome!

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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I saw this one, and I'm glad you reposted it. We need as much good news and positive news as possible right now. Take good care, Steffy.  D 

Mar 21, 2020 02:23 PM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Steffy. Thanks for the reblog of Margaret's post. I missed it. Enjoy your day!

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That is indeed a lot of good news and I agree that there is good coming from this as well.  The environment for one is getting a much-needed break from pollution.

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Hello Steffy,  You pick a excellent reblog by Margaret to share with us.  Hope you are staying safe.

 

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