10 Positive Updates About COVID 19
Collecting GNT stories last week, I already had this one from Insider on the drop in COVID cases in US nursing homes. Then, I discovered that the Good News Network has a whole list of positive COVID updates about decreasing numbers, medical school applications, generous countries, vaccine helpers, immune cells, and more. Here’s the list from the Good News Network.
Australia’s “Astonishing” Drop in Crime
Over the past 20 years, Australia has experienced a significant drop in crime: Break-ins have fallen by 68%, motor vehicle theft by 70%, robbery by 71%, attempted murder by 70%, and murder rates by 50%, while overall homicide decreased by 59%. Improvements in the economy, lower unemployment, less alcohol consumption by young people, and improved access to better safety technology are cited as possible reasons for the decrease in crime. For details, visit this article from the Good News Network.
Biden Signs Orders for Immigration Reform
US President Joe Biden signed three executive orders last week to reform immigration, including one creating a task force to re-unite families that were separated at the border. Good Morning America has more.
A Simple Change Decreased Seabird Deaths in Namibia by 98%
A recent fisheries study in Namibia reported a 98% reduction in seabird deaths after laws were passed requiring fishermen to attach colored streamers to the back of their boats. Previously, 22,000 to 30,000 seabirds were accidentally being killed every year in Namibia including the endangered Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross. This article from the Good News Network provides details, illustration, and interesting facts about the amazing albatross.
Four-Year-Old Goes Home after Nine Months in the Hospital Fighting COVID
Four-year-old Stella Martin from New Mexico was in the hospital for nine months fighting COVID 19. Stella’s asthma contributed to her risk, and she spent five months in the ICU. She was released from the hospital on January 26th. You can read more about Stella and her family, in this article from Good Morning America.
Ten-Year-Old Christian Stone and his mom remove snow from cars in hospital parking lot:
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February 9, 2021 at 10:45 am
These are all wonderful stories, JoAnna! The story closest to my heart is that children and their parents shamefully separated at the US/Mexico border are being reunited! Thanks for the good news. Have a wonderful day! ❤
February 9, 2021 at 8:15 pm
Thanks, Cheryl. Your comment leads me to imagine the happy reunions – I’d love to find some of those for future GNT posts! ❤
February 9, 2021 at 10:49 am
Thank you for sharing these lovely stories, JoAnnna.
February 9, 2021 at 8:17 pm
You are very welcome! Thanks for supporting the good news!
February 9, 2021 at 12:24 pm
No child should have to go through what little Stella did. What a fighter!
February 9, 2021 at 8:27 pm
True! She has a special strength!
February 9, 2021 at 9:46 pm
How uplifting and refreshing to read all these good news stories, JoAnna. Thank you so much for sharing these. Hugs on the wing.
February 9, 2021 at 10:44 pm
It’s a pleasure! If ever you should need some good news, my plan is to bring it every Tuesday. 🙂 Thanks for appreciating the good news with me!
February 10, 2021 at 5:21 am
The relaxed Biden video is really good news
February 10, 2021 at 7:56 pm
I agree. It was comforting. I like how he explained what he was signing, too.
February 11, 2021 at 2:46 am