How about some good news to bring some optimism to this difficult time? We have received waves of bad news in the last few days, influencing our thoughts as well as increasing anxiety. Even though some of the bad news are true, a lot of them were created just to cause panic. For this reason, we have decided to show you that not everything happening in the world right now is bad. We are also learning important lessons like the power of working collectively towards a common goal. Prepare yourself for this capsule of good news!
“The full details have yet to be released. But over the last 24 hours, the elements of the proposal have come into sharper focus, with $250 billion set aside for direct payments to individuals and families, $350 billion in small business loans, $250 billion in unemployment insurance benefits and $500 billion in loans for distressed companies.”
“Asian stocks added to strong gains from Tuesday but markets in Europe pared the advance in afternoon trade. The FTSE 100 (UKX) added 1.3% in London, while France's CAC 40 (CAC40) increased 1.2% and Germany's DAX (DAX) shed 1%.
Japan's Nikkei 225 (N225) ended the day up 8%, rallying into the close. South Korea's Kospi (KOSPI) gained 5.9%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index (HSI) increased 4%, while the Shanghai Composite (SHCOMP) gained 2.2%”
Even though there are travel restrictions, economic activity with Canada and Mexico will continue. “We want to make sure that cargo continues, trade continues, health care workers continue to be able to traverse that border. But tourism, some recreational activities and other things need to stop during this crisis.”- Chad Wolf, acting secretary for homeland security.
After a rigorous lockdown, the center of the coronavirus outbreak has started to flex protocols in response to positive diagnosis rates dropping over the last weeks. This optimistic outcome was possible with prompt response to the outbreak and strict sanitary protocols.
China and India have been working cooperatively to defeat the virus and provide the assistance needed to minimize the spread of the virus.
CHINESE DATA AND CHARTS ARE SHOWING EXCELLENT RESULTS. THEY HAVE ACHIEVED A FLATTENED CURVE OF TIME RECORDED AND LESS INFECTIONS
The efficient response from China has created a positive effect. They were able to flatten the curve of infection and control the situation. This country has showed us the importance of working quickly, accurately, and cooperatively.
CANADA HAS CREATED AN ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN TO PROVIDE UP TO $27 BILLION IN DIRECT SUPPORT TO CANADIAN WORKERS AND BUSINESSES DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY AND AUSTRALIA WILL PROVIDE INCOME SUPPORT AND REDUCE SOCIAL SECURITY RATES TO THEIR CITIZENS
Canada, in response to the health crisis, has created a measure to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These governments are providing relief to their citizens showing that alone we can do so little but together we can achieve so much.
TRUMP GIVES THE “GO AHEAD” TO FORD, GENERAL MOTORS, AND TESLA TO MAKE VENTILATORS AND OTHER METAL PRODUCTS
Companies are joining forces to help alleviate a shortage in critical pieces of medical equipment for patients with COVID-19.
Everyone is in the race to find the vaccine. Chinese officials say the vaccine will be ready next month for emergency situations and clinical trials. “According to our estimates, we are hopeful that in April some of the vaccines will enter clinical research or be of use in emergency situations,” Zheng Zhongwei, director of the National Health Commission’s Science and Technology Development Center.
ACCORDING TO A POST MADE BY ROBERT H. SHMERLING THE FACULTY EDITOR OF HARVARD HEALTH PUBLISHING, MOST PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 WILL RECOVER, THE NUMBER OF CASES IS FALLING WHERE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN, AND THE EFFORTS OF MANY PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS HELPED TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION
As Robert said in his article, “It is estimated that 99% of the people infected will recover from the virus that causes COVID-19.” This is an incredible percentage showing that the people and organizations who responded on short notice to the health emergency sanitary and quarantine efforts were very effective.
Communities are gathering to help those in hard situations, preparing meals, buying groceries, and delivering necessary supplies to elderly people who are afraid to go out. “We want people not to be afraid, not to be scared. There are people out there willing to help you.”
Big companies are donating medical supplies and personal protective equipment to help combat the pandemic. They are also prioritizing the health and security of their employees in warehouses, showing the humanity of these leaders.
Take a minute to pause and be grateful for what you have in your life, for your family, your friends, for the technology available to keep us connected, for every little thing as simple as it may seem. Set your mind to find the positive side out of every situation. Train yourself to keep a good attitude so that you can face new challenges. This way of thinking will help you achieve the best results. Start by thinking about the good outcomes this difficult situation will bring to you and your team. Maybe this list will lead you to a new perspective of the circumstances.
We also want to talk about two of the most important lessons these hard times are showing us. That is the power of working together as a whole and the empathy we need to share with those who are living through difficult times, not only today but always. This moment is proving to us how bound we are to each other and how one little decision can affect or improve someone else’s life. Right now, we are being asked to stay home. This little act of kindness will prevent more lives from suffering and will improve the health of millions. Do not forget that every little action has an impact on the world. What are you doing to prevent the virus from spreading? Feel free to share your thoughts!