SOME GOOD NEWS- a glimmer of hope............
Updated: Apr 27
Hi, I was just watching John Krasinki’s latest SGN videos on YouTube and that inspired me to create this blog...
Acts of kindness, innovative ideas, medical breakthroughs. There's still much to keep us hopeful.
Significant improvement in air quality
Apart from containing the spread of coronavirus, the nation-wide lockdown seems to have another important silver lining: the AQI is all major cities across the country is improving by the day. The levels of nitrogen oxide, a vehicular pollutant, have dropped by almost 45 per cent in Mumbai and Pune. In Ahmedabad, it fell by 50 per cent.
In fact today, on the second day of the lockdown, Delhi, the world’s most polluted city, has an AQI of 67, better than Mumbai that has an AQI of 79.
WILDLIFE IS THRIVING. MOTHER NATURE IS THRIVING.
A 95-year-old lady in Italy has become the oldest person in the country to beat COVID-19. The virus has been deadly for the elderly in Italy. The Daily Mail notes that Alma Clara Corsini was rushed to a hospital on March 5 after she showed symptoms. She has, however, made full recovery. Corsini told Italian newspaper Gazzetta Di Modena: "Yes, yes, I'm fine. They were good people who looked after me well, and now they'll send me home in a little while."
Cop defends tenants against racist landlord
Horrible reports have been cropping up of racism directed towards people from northeast states of India as a fall-out of the pandemic. In Delhi earlier this week, a woman from Manipur claimed she was called "coronavirus" and spat on by goons in North Campus.
In Gujarat, a landlord reportedly asked tenants from the northeast to vacate their rooms. That's where this policeman stepped in.He told the women he'd "reprimanded" whoever asked them to vacate and that "any landlord will not set foot inside your homes unless they have permission from me".He didn't stop there. "You all are citizens of our country. Taking your responsibility is our work. You should not be scared of anyone at all. You give us one call...I'll also leave my police officers behind right now. They will ensure your safety."
Hope at the end of the tunnel
Michael Levitt, a Nobel Laureate and Stanford biophysicist, has predicted that the worst of the COVID-19 havoc may be over sooner than later. Levitt had accurately predicted that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China would end up around 80,000, with about 3,250 deaths. As of March 16, China had counted a total of 80,298 cases and 3,245 deaths. A piece in LA Times notes that Levitt “analysed 78 countries with more than 50 reported cases of COVID-19 every day and sees ‘signs of recovery’”. He says, “numbers are still noisy but there are clear signs of slowed growth.”
ON ANOTHER NOTE : DON’T FORGET TO REMAIN SOCIAL AND STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DURING THESE UNCERTAIN,DISMAL TIMES!