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MULTIPLE COVID-19 VACCINES IN THE WORKS

The World Health Organization reports that they are now working with scientists around the world on nearly two dozen COVID-19 vaccines and though there may be some financial and logistical obstacles between now and international distribution, there are positive signs that we are closer to a cure every day. Since scientists have coded the virus just 60 days ago, it’s remarkable that there are already tests being performed on humans in the Seattle area. It’s astounding that the international community has come together to act on a solution in “underrepresented speed” according to the W.H.O.

POLLUTION DROPS DURING QUARANTINE OF MAJOR CITIES

According to CNN, satellite photos show that all major cities enforcing quarantining have had their pollution drop dramatically. Cities like New York, Los Angeles, and other California cities, and Seattle (to name a few) are showing signs of air pollution diminishing over the course of the last few weeks.

Environmental scientists believe that the clouds’ silver lining is that as many as 75,000 people will extend their lifespan due to having a cleaner environment to live in.

Much like the canals in Venice, Italy which now have crystal clear water and even have dolphins coming into their waterways, this side effect of COVID-19 could actually SAVE lives after the fact.

WORLDWIDE RECOVERY BY CORVID-19 VICTIMS

Newsweek Magazine reported just yesterday that over 200,000 people have now recovered from CoronaVirus-19 worldwide. Also, approximately 80% of individuals who test positive do NOT need medical attention to recover from the virus. Additionally, many who enter the hospital are released to return to their homes with medication to recover.

In the U.S., nearly 9,000 people have already recovered from COVID-19.

The Italian Prime Minister has said that his country is now in the “acute” phase and feels that the apex of the infection is near. Italy began their quarantine on March 9th, less than one month ago. In many U.S. cities quarantines began soon after that, indicating that our peak may be as close as two weeks away in those areas.

NOBEL PRIZE RECIPIENT WHO PREDICTED COVID-19 SAYS WE’LL BE FINE

2013 Nobel Prize recipient and Stanford biophysicist Micheal Levitt, who accurately predicted the COVID-19 virus also correctly predicted China’s recovery goes on to say that as long as we continue to practice social distancing, we should recover from the virus.

He began researching the virus in January and has stated that his research shows that these countries practicing self-isolation are showing signs of slowing the spread of the virus, and reversing its spread.

He told the L.A. Times that more than anything “we need to control the panic,” because, “we’re going to be fine!”