Millions of COVID Cases and Deaths Averted Thanks to Lockdowns: ‘One of Humanity’s Greatest Achievements’

Millions of COVID Cases and Deaths Averted Thanks to Lockdowns: ‘One of Humanity’s Greatest Achievements’

Despite the novel coronavirus outbreaks delivering countless blows to global economies, two different teams of researchers have published studies praising international and local governments for preventing additional infections and millions of deaths. This week, scientists from Imperial College London and University of California–Berkeley both published studies on the impact of … Read more

Quarantined City Residents Are Celebrating Ramadan by Decorating Their Homes With Stunning Light Displays

Quarantined City Residents Are Celebrating Ramadan by Decorating Their Homes With Stunning Light Displays

[embedded content] Since the COVID-19 outbreaks have disrupted many of the traditional festivities of Ramadan—such as going to mosque and sharing meals with loved ones—one Michigan town has launched a sweet new initiative to celebrate the Islamic holiday from quarantine. The city of Dearborn—which is known for having the largest … Read more

Countries Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Are Starting to Lift Social Restrictions After Encouraging New Recovery Rates

Countries Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Are Starting to Lift Social Restrictions After Encouraging New Recovery Rates

As the world continues its fight to curb the novel coronavirus outbreaks, several countries have announced significant recoveries this week. France, Italy, and Spain—the countries with the highest numbers of confirmed cases outside of the US—outlined their plans for slowly lifting their various social restrictions as rates of infection and … Read more

Teens Launch Hotline for Isolated Seniors to Listen to Pre-Recorded Jokes, Stories, and Messages of Hope

Teens Launch Hotline for Isolated Seniors to Listen to Pre-Recorded Jokes, Stories, and Messages of Hope

As a means of entertaining lonely adults during the novel coronavirus outbreaks, a team of Canadian high schoolers created a hotline that plays pre-recorded messages of positivity. The Joy4All project was launched by students from the Ever Active Schools recreational leadership program run by the Calgary Board of Education. The … Read more

Hourly Workers at Largest Grocery Chain in US Are All Getting ‘Hero Bonuses’ for Their Service Amid COVID-19

Hourly Workers at Largest Grocery Chain in US Are All Getting ‘Hero Bonuses’ for Their Service Amid COVID-19

As a means of thanking their employees for their essential work during the COVID-19 outbreaks, one of the largest grocery store chains in America is offering a “hero bonus” to all of their hourly workers. Kroger, which is the United States’ largest supermarket by revenue and the second-largest general retailer, … Read more

Watch Spanish Man Share a Drink With Isolated Neighbors By Filling Their Glasses From Two Floors Above – Good News Network

Watch Spanish Man Share a Drink With Isolated Neighbors By Filling Their Glasses From Two Floors Above – Good News Network

As Spanish residents remain in quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreaks, many neighbors have found creative ways of connecting with each other while still respecting isolation rules. This particular apartment-dweller in Oviedo, Asturias was filmed sharing a drink with his neighbor two floors. Journalist Pelayo Barro managed to capture a video … Read more

Homeless People From California to France Are Being Given Emergency Shelter During COVID-19 Response

Homeless People From California to France Are Being Given Emergency Shelter During COVID-19 Response

As homeowners around the world are being ordered into self-isolation amidst the COVID-19 outbreaks, legislators are making sure that society’s most vulnerable people are offered the same protection. Homeless people across North America and Europe are being offered shelter in everything from unused hotel rooms to designated self-isolation centers. In … Read more