How About Some Good COVID-19 News? [PHIL-OSOPHY]
After a while, we get so drenched with negative coronavirus news coverage that we become waterlogged. Isn't there any good news to report on this coronavirus that's altered our lives and caused staggering financial ruination?
The short answer is yes, there are some very optimistic headlines, but finding them was like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Let 's begin with the revelation that China has closed down all of its 16 coronavirus hospitals in Wuhan because there weren't enough new cases to support them. That's a dramatic sign that things are improving. And if you want further proof that they're making progress, a 103-year-old grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for six days in Wuhan.
The Cleveland Clinic is leading the pack in medical facilities buying all the necessary equipment to conduct COVID-19 testing on-site, so they can get results back far quicker – in many cases, as soon as one day. The clinic said it expects other medical facilities to follow suit.
Scientists in Israel are claiming they're ready to announce the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Are you starting to feel a little better yet?
Searching for other good news stories, a San Diego biotech company is developing a COVID-19 vaccine in collaboration with Duke University and the National University of of Singapore. Plasma from newly recovered patients can treat others infected by the virus.
And finally, three Maryland coronavirus patients have fully recovered and are able to return to everyday life. That has a nice sound to it, doesn't it? Everyday life, as it was just a few weeks ago.
When writing about difficult things and darker issues, it's nice to offer some sense of hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.