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Australia has eliminated COVID-19 in some parts, says chief medical officer.

Australia has effectively eliminated COVID-19 in some parts of the country, its chief medical officer said on Friday.

Coronavirus: Positive tests continue to fall in England, says ONS

The number of people testing positive for Coronavirus in England is continuing to fall, according to estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll and new cases fall

Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 165 on Sunday, against 194 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said as the daily tally of new cases fell to 802 from 1,083 on Saturday.

New Zealand eliminates COVID-19

New Zealand recorded its first day of no new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) early this week, more than a month after its strict lockdown began.

One Marketer Helps Thousands Of Struggling Individuals Pay Rent

#RENTRELIEF is a rather popular tag on social media nowadays, chronicling the struggles of thousands of individuals around the globe, unable to pay their bills as the coronavirus pandemic continues to paralyze economies.

More Than 1 Million People Have Recovered From COVID-19 Worldwide

More than 1 million people around the world have recovered from COVID-19, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. Around 154,000 people in the United States have recovered from the deadly virus.

Coronavirus: Scientists conclude people cannot be infected twice

Researchers at the South Korean centre for disease control and prevention (CDC) now say it is impossible for the COVID-19 virus to reactivate in human bodies.

At least 10 existing drugs could weaken Covid-19, study says

At least 10 different drug compounds ranging from cancer therapies to antipsychotics and antihistamines may be effective at preventing the new coronavirus from multiplying in the body…

Oxford University is partnering with a vaccine manufacturer, trial results expected in June

The first results from human trials of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University should be available by mid-June, said Oxford professor John Bell.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says Gilead’s remdesivir will set a new ‘standard of care’ for coronavirus treatment

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that data from a coronavirus drug trial testing Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir showed “quite good news” and sets a new standard of care for patients.

Coronavirus vaccine breakthrough as Queensland scientists raise high levels of antibodies in testing

Early tests of a potential coronavirus vaccine have shown promising results against the deadly virus, Queensland researchers say.

Gilead Unfurls Positive Data on Virus Drug Ahead of Researchers

Gilead Sciences Inc. said early results from a U.S.-government run study showed its experimental drug to treat coronavirus helped patients recover more quickly than standard care…

Bill Gates’s vision for life beyond the coronavirus

Bill Gates saw the coronavirus coming. Here’s his plan to beat it. Gates has reoriented his foundation and committed hundreds of millions of dollars to the world’s fight against the coronavirus.

Lifebank is providing coronavirus drive-through mobile test centers in Nigeria

Nigerian medical delivery company Lifebank has launched two drive-through mobile testing centers to boost coronavirus testing numbers in the country.

7 ways the earth has gotten better since the coronavirus shutdown

For sure, the virus’ sweeping negative effects are devastating. But, here are some of the top ways it has had some positive impact, even if only temporary, in time for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

More good news: 8 huge new pieces of positive coronavirus news across the globe

SeattlePI rounded up more than 20 pieces of good news in the midst of the novel coronavirus’ heavy impact across the globe. Now, we hear you, and we’re here with more positive updates despite times of uncertainty.

Early peek at data on Gilead coronavirus drug suggests patients are responding to treatment

A Chicago hospital treating severe Covid-19 patients with Gilead Sciences’ antiviral medicine remdesivir in a closely watched clinical trial is seeing rapid recoveries in fever and respiratory symptoms, with nearly all patients discharged in less than a week

The coronavirus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us.

The virus should force us to rethink an industry that was hurting local communities, wildlife and our world heritage — as well as disappointing tourists.

Three potential coronavirus vaccines moving ahead in tests

Three potential coronavirus vaccines are making fast progress in early-stage testing in volunteers in China and the U.S., but it’s still a long road to prove if they’ll really work against COVID-19.

Local company working on coronavirus vaccine, antibody test and therapy

San Diego based Sorrento Therapeutics is working to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus as well as antibody therapy and testing.

First Arizona patient on ventilator survives COVID-19 with rare blood treatment

A Phoenix man is the first in Arizona to survive COVID-19 through a rare form of treatment called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy.

‘Corona Claus’: Generous La Mesa Dentist Brings Team to Tears With Delivery of Essential Goods

Dr. Larry Pawl gave his team members A $500 gift card to Vons, toilet paper, Kleenex tissues, flowers and handwritten notes expressing his gratitude and care for them

Mailman delivers essential items to quarantined neighbors

An Ohio postal worker is bringing essential items to customers under quarantine to stop the coronavirus in his community.

55 Positive News Stories You May Have Missed During The Coronavirus Outbreak

In dark and distressing times, humankind can really pull through to show its good side

The City That Has Flattened the Coronavirus Curve

Mayor London Breed’s early and aggressive moves to contain the outbreak have made San Francisco a national model in fighting the pandemic.

New York City is having a ‘very good day’ as rate of new coronavirus cases falls

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said the city was having a “very good day” as the rate of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continues to fall.

Coronavirus good news: we have many blessings to count

Though our blessings may be well disguised in this pandemic, we must still count them

Model Revisions Have Rare Good News About Coronavirus Pandemic

The number of Americans expected to die from the coronavirus has been lowered.

The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug

If there is a way to stop COVID-19, it will be by blocking its proteins from hijacking, suppressing, and evading humans’ cellular machinery.

4 Bright Spots Amid the Gloom of Coronavirus

Gleams of hope do exist, epidemiologists and other experts say, and it’s important to remember them to stay resilient in difficult times.

Good news for Bay Area: Tech hiring despite the coronavirus

With the coronavirus pandemic confining many to their homes, it’s a boom time for video streaming. Collaboration software. E-commerce tools.

The Good Things the Coronavirus Situation Brings

With Passover Eve upon us, the keyboard refuses to accept anymore doomsday scenarios or desolate visions of what we can expect in the coming months…

Mayo Clinic expects COVID-19 antibody test to be ready Monday

Researchers at Mayo Clinic expect to release a test that would tell whether a person has had and recovered from COVID-19 on Monday. The Star Tribune reports the University of Minnesota is also narrowing in on an antibody test.

CA doctor says coronavirus patient improving with plasma treatment

A California doctor and his patient are seeing the effects of a possible breakthrough coronavirus treatment using plasma, which they decided to try after several other options had failed.

World’s oldest coronavirus survivor? Oregon veteran lives to celebrate 104th birthday

An Oregon veteran who celebrated his 104th birthday Wednesday could be one of the oldest people in the world to survive the new coronavirus.

William Lapschies, among the first Oregonians known to have the disease, has been declared free of the virus,

UCL, UCLH and Formula One develop life-saving breathing aids for the NHS

A breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19 patients out of intensive care, adapted by mechanical engineers at UCL and clinicians at UCLH working with Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (Mercedes-AMG HPP), has been approved for use in the NHS.
William Lapschies, among the first Oregonians known to have the disease, has been declared free of the virus,

Social distancing works. The earlier the better, California and Washington data show.

Two weeks into mandatory stay-at-home orders in the San Francisco Bay area and Washington state, there’s evidence the curve of infections is flattening compared with other U.S. metro areas

Car company donates PPE to hospitals

Last Tuesday, Ford announced it would manufacture the face shields in the company’s Michigan plant to help first responders, healthcare workers and others on the front lines of the coronavirus response.

Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggests.

A database of daily fever readings shows that the numbers declined as people disappeared indoors.

Coronavirus good news: Reasons to be positive during pandemic

CORONAVIRUS has now infected more than three quarters of a million people worldwide. But is there any good news to come out of this?

Hospitalizations of patients with coronavirus-like symptoms drop 20 percent in Washington state

Hospitalizations for Washington state residents showing symptoms of coronavirus dropped this week for the first time since February.

Coronavirus chronicles: Here’s some good news amid the dire reports

From vaccine progress to people uniting in friendship and solidarity, some positive COVID-19 news to keep things in perspective.


More than 100,000 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

Coronavirus Slowdown in Seattle Suggests Restrictions Are Working

Officials in Washington State worry that their gains are precarious, but they see evidence that containment strategies have lowered the rate of virus transmission.

See How Everyday People Are Helping Those in Need During the Coronavirus Outbreak

From Making Masks to Delivering Food, See How Everyday People Are Helping Those in Need During the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Potential new coronavirus treatment involves blood-plasma therapy

Dr. Ian Lipkin, an infectious disease expert from Columbia University, recently told “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that a new blood-plasma therapy could help treat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Former Fed Chairman Predicts ‘very sharp’ recession, followed by ‘fairly quick’ rebound

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounded an optimistic tone on the longer-term state of the economy, predicting in a CNBC interview Wednesday that while the U.S. is facing an acute recession, it shouldn’t last.

Cuomo Suggests “Density Control” Measures May be Working to Flatten Curve

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the PAUSE density reduction plan put into place across the city and state may be working and data is starting to show flattening curve and apex coming soon

WHO launches global megatrial of the four most promising coronavirus treatments

On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a large global trial, called SOLIDARITY, to find out whether any can treat infections with the new coronavirus for the dangerous respiratory disease. It’s an unprecedented effort—an all-out, coordinated push to collect robust scientific data rapidly during a pandemic.

The coronavirus isn’t mutating quickly, suggesting a vaccine would offer lasting protection

Relative stability suggests the virus is less likely to become more or less dangerous as it spreads, and represents encouraging news for researchers hoping to create a long-lasting vaccine.

WHO officials say at least 20 coronavirus vaccines are in development in global race for cure

The World Health Organization is working with scientists across the globe on at least 20 different coronavirus vaccines with some already in clinical trials in record time

Rhode Island man hopes to be part of COVID-19 clinical trials

A Rhode Island man recovering from coronavirus said he has reached out to two research companies with the hope of becoming part of the effort to better understand COVID-19.

New York To Begin Clinical Trials For Coronavirus Treatment

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo states that drug trials to test coronavirus treatments will begin Tuesday, after President Trump on Thursday said the Food and Drug Administration approved one of the drugs for clinical trials.

Nobel laureate Predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: ‘We’re going to be fine’

A Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist is predicting a quicker projected recovery after analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases in 78 counties worldwide, stating “there are clear signs of slowed growth.”

No New Coronavirus Cases In Wuhan, China, Where Global Pandemic Began

There have been no new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours in Hubei province, China, including the city of Wuhan. Giving a strong indication that local efforts are making an impact.

Research Team Has Isolated the COVID-19 Virus

A team of researchers in Canada have isolated the Covid-19 Virus. The team is sharing their findings with researchers around the world to aid in the development of diagnostic testing, treatments and vaccines

Scientists Figure Out How The Virus Works, Helping Significantly In Developing Treatments

Scientists have discovered how the coronavirus bind with respiratory cells. This knowledge will help researchers significantly in development of drugs and vaccines

Starting To Return To Normal…China Opens Up Theme Parks Again

With the spread in China starting to come under control. Some parks and tourist attractions are beginning to re-open around the country.

Japanese flu drug appears ‘effective’ in coronavirus treatment in Chinese clinical trials

Japanese-made flu drug favipiravir (also known as Avigan) has been shown to be effective in both reducing the duration of the COVID-19 virus in patients and to have improved the lung conditions

Coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in South Korea. What’s the secret to its success?

Amid these dire trends, South Korea has emerged as a sign of hope and a model to emulate. The country of 50 million appears to have greatly slowed its epidemic.

All 42 Apple Stores In China Have Reopened After Closing Because The Virus

All 42 official Apple retail stores opened on Friday. It shut the stores in mid-February, as China put several cities on effective lockdown in a bid to contain the virus.

China Closes Temp Hospitals As Virus Cases Drops

China has closed most of the makeshift hospitals opened to receive coronavirus patients in the epicentre as new infections in the country hit a record low.

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