Throughout this unprecedented and anxiety-inducing time of unknowns and negative news stories, we want to regularly share some positive news and recent headlines so that we can keep fighting this battle and share some hope.
- Due to restricting society to essential travel only and a number of lockdown measures the UK reduced the R rate (rate at which one infected person is likely to spread coronavirus) to below one.
- Research and guidance has been updated for paediatric liver patients as risk is considered lower than originally thought. Due to this many children were able to come out of shielding sooner.
- There is potential for a widely available drug to save lives of those seriously ill. According to preliminary results, a low dose steroid dexamethasone, could help to treat this virus. Read more here.
- Preliminary results show the Oxford vaccine does invoke an immune response. This is a ray of hope for those currently vulnerable or extremely vulnerable to the virus. Read more here. Find out about vaccines being developed around the world here.
- While there is still some way to go, it is incredibly impressive how quickly these two groups of researchers have investigated and studied these drugs. These researchers have done in a matter of months, what many other studies take years to accomplish.
It’s nice to hear about the good things happening in the world when all the negative news gets a bit too much.
“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” – Seth Godin