It's tough to stay positive when coronavirus deaths top 10,000 globally and entire nations go on lockdown. And in the midst of the fear and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, each day seems to bring news that's worse than the day before. However, as in most major disasters, tragedies, and public health threats, there are reasons for a better future.

So, even though it's difficult to be the “it could always be worse” type of person during these difficult times, let's try. After all, what other options do we have? Bored Panda has compiled a list of good news about COVID-19 to complement the ones we already have, so scroll down and check 'em out!

#1

These Are Epic Times

These Are Epic Times

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Water Bottle
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3 months ago (edited)

I’m going to Staples now

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It's worth mentioning that most people with COVID-19 recover. Current estimates suggest that 99% of people infected will beat it. Some people even don't experience any of the symptoms at all. Yes, thousands have died, but the overall death rate is about 1% (or perhaps even lower), far less than MERS (about 34%), SARS (about 11%), or Ebola (90%), though a lot higher than the average seasonal flu (0.1%). Condolences to all the lives lost to this illness, and we should expect many more cases, but if we were to isolate the fatality rates, it could be far worse.

#2

Leadership Indeed

Leadership Indeed

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Cee Mor
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3 months ago

That's a leader!

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Also, scientists have found out how the novel coronavirus breaks into human cells. This will significantly help to develop treatments. It began when researchers revealed the first picture of how the novel coronavirus binds with human respiratory cells to produce more viruses. The scientists in China then solidified the images all the way down to the level of the atoms at the binding points. With this news, understanding how the virus enters cells will significantly aid researchers in finding drugs and vaccines to fight the virus.

A good example of this also comes from China where local medical authorities reported that a drug used in Japan to treat new strains of influenza appeared to be effective in coronavirus patients. Zhang Xinmin, an official at China's science and technology ministry, said favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm, had produced promising results in clinical trials in Wuhan and Shenzhen involving 340 patients.

#3

Not Often Do We See People This Young And Mature. Bravo Edmidgley, We Are Sorry You Had To Step Down

Not Often Do We See People This Young And Mature. Bravo Edmidgley, We Are Sorry You Had To Step Down

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Water Bottle
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3 months ago

Damn

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Next, humanity's response to future pandemics should improve. "The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in healthcare systems throughout the world that provide an opportunity to improve them," Robert H. Shmerling, MD, wrote in the Harvard Health Blog. "For example, a faster global response, better and quicker distribution of testing kits, and more coordinated and coherent public messaging should be expected the next time around. (No guarantees, of course.)"

The new coronavirus epidemic is a huge problem that's probably only gonna get bigger in the following weeks and months. For those who are infected and those trying to avoid infection, these are definitely tough times. But, as Shmerling put it, "Amid all the doom and gloom, there are some positive stories, positive messages and reasons to remain hopeful."

#4

Husband Celebrates 67th Anniversary Outside Wife’s Nursing Home

Husband Celebrates 67th Anniversary Outside Wife’s Nursing Home

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slackjack
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3 months ago

UDAMAN!

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#5

Lots Of Strange Things Happening In The World Lately. Adopted This Rescue Kitty Today To Help Make Both Our Lives Better

Lots Of Strange Things Happening In The World Lately. Adopted This Rescue Kitty Today To Help Make Both Our Lives Better

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Dinetk
Community Member
3 months ago

A black one! I have a black almost 17 year old black lady and she's so special. I'm sure she'll give you joy.

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#6

We Don’t Deserve John Bon Jovi

We Don’t Deserve John Bon Jovi

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Firework
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3 months ago

That's really nice to risk coronavirus without getting paid, I hope the kitchen stays open.

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#7

Heroes

Heroes

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
3 months ago

Now u see how unfair and ridiculous some wages are?

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#8

My Local Chinese Restaurant Fed 100 People For Free Today. This Is What Community Is All About

My Local Chinese Restaurant Fed 100 People For Free Today. This Is What Community Is All About

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Tiny Dynamine
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3 months ago

Bloody good on them. That food looks amazing!

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#9

This 103 Year Old Iranian Women Beat The The Corona Virus And Was Allowed To Go Back Home! She’s Holding A Piece Of Paper Saying “I Defeated The Corona Virus”

This 103 Year Old Iranian Women Beat The The Corona Virus And Was Allowed To Go Back Home! She’s Holding A Piece Of Paper Saying “I Defeated The Corona Virus”

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Real Joe Biden
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3 months ago

Good for her. I like this lady.

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#10

Husband And Wife On First Line Of Defense Against Coronavirus. Finally Meet For Couple Minutes

Husband And Wife On First Line Of Defense Against Coronavirus. Finally Meet For Couple Minutes

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Spinaap
Community Member
3 months ago

damn onions

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#11

Stop Hoarding

Stop Hoarding

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, be like Ashley

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#12

That's How You Do It!

That's How You Do It!

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Falcon
Community Member
3 months ago

Yup, similar story here, my landlord, whom I've rented the appartment for 5+ years, called me and told me that if I'm struggling with money, I don't need to pay the rent for the time being if things at work get bad.

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#13

This Church Has The Right Idea

This Church Has The Right Idea

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jamie1707
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3 months ago

Good Christians them. They're not all lunatics.

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#14

He Comes To Talk To His Dad Every Day Since The Nursing Home Is On Lockdown

He Comes To Talk To His Dad Every Day Since The Nursing Home Is On Lockdown

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Autumn Galloway
Community Member
3 months ago

awww that is a real son. I feel for him.

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#15

China Sent Medical Masks To Italy

China Sent Medical Masks To Italy

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Micah Patchen
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm from America and so wish that ANYONE in our broken government would be even half as helpful. Or hell PRETENDED to give a crap about others the selfish pigs.

N S
Community Member
3 months ago

Instead, your government just increased sanctions on disease-ridden Iran and now threatening Venezuela with tightening of sanctions. Inhuman and despicable are not the right words.

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Chu Yue Ling
Community Member
3 months ago

Unless you are Uighur, of course.

Marianthi Psyllou
Community Member
3 months ago

China donated 550.000 medical masks to Greece and wrote on the boxes "Friendship is soul that lives in two bodies " :)

Living_Shadow
Community Member
3 months ago

That's cute and all, and I appreciate all of the good things about those countries, but stil, someone needs to call China out on their unfair zero tolerance towards muslims and their concentration camps

Clive Vincent-Ellis
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful

KEBI Photography
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd call this era the first time World Not At War.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
3 months ago

That's compassionate global unity.

Haleema
Community Member
3 months ago

At the end of day we are all belong to one race. it is important we look after each other as a family.

Pelleh Din
Community Member
3 months ago

you are overlooking the not-so-minor detail that the Chinese did not gift them but sold them to the Italians.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 months ago

Not according to the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/13/world/europe/13reuters-health-coronavirus-italy-respirators.html

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Ace
Community Member
2 months ago

America has f***ed things up even more for Americans.

Maria Rohlen
Community Member
2 months ago

80% of the mask China SOLD to Italy was useless and didn't work, the Covid-19 testing kit China SOLD to Europe is over 50% also malfunctioning, pirate copies and useless.

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
3 months ago

The quotes are beautiful! Very awe inspiring.

Rachel Replogle
Community Member
3 months ago

Wonderful! Keep hoping our US president would grow up & stop pointing fingers & assigning blame.

westwing
Community Member
3 months ago

Wonder what Trump is going to write to his special bestest friend Kim Jong-un..

Peter Kurilecz
Community Member
3 months ago

china should send medical supplies to Italy. what many dont know is that there are hundreds of thousands of Chinese working in Lombardy in Northern Italy. the majority of them are from Wuhan. many flew back from wuhan in late December early January

Linda Koontz
Community Member
3 months ago

❤️

Alex Smaragdi
Community Member
3 months ago

"Become as the waves of one ocean, the drops of one sea" - Baha'u'llah It’s a quote about the Unity of mankind.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

There's also teams of chinese medics from Wuhan in Italy.

Jill Borden
Community Member
3 months ago

THANK YOU!!!!! for restoring my faith in people.

Maria Granelli
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3 months ago

WHAT BEAUTIFUL WORDS X

Michał Jastrzębski
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

china is only helping because they see a long term political gain off of it. They are a dictatorship, and are not benevolent.

backatya
Community Member
3 months ago

I would have wrote you damn chinx you fucked the world

Lip
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3 months ago

When you show your racism all you show is your inability to think competently

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Johnny Q Mattie
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3 months ago

China literally made this into a global pandemic. Screw those commies.

Vaida Kuodytė
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3 months ago

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China owes the world a lot. This apocalypse is all due to their crazy traditional medicine / eating habits. >600 people died yesterday in Italy because of Chinese idiocy.

Lou Lopez
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3 months ago

That's awfully racist and wrong of you.

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That's nice and all, but it would've been even better if their communist government hadn't tried to hide the outbreak in the first place. The rest of the world could spent that time working on research and containment instead of playing catch-up. Thousands of people have died as a direct result of China's negligence, and yet the western press are more concerned with orange man calling it "the Chinese virus." And China is Bernie Sanders' wet dream, folks. He wants to turn America into that.

Ivy D
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3 months ago

Well their government functions better than ours at this point so like China for the win

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#16

Great News

Great News

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Charolett Wells
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3 months ago (edited)

Who, who ,who, who. Finally, someone was able to answer it.

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#17

This Japanese Shopkeeper's Smile 

This Japanese Shopkeeper's Smile 

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jamie1707
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3 months ago

That is so wonderful!

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#18

100 Years Old Today And The Nursing Home Is On Coronavirus Lockdown So They Sang To Her From Outside

100 Years Old Today And The Nursing Home Is On Coronavirus Lockdown So They Sang To Her From Outside

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J.Norton
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3 months ago

Dang it, stop making me cry! 💕

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#19

Humans Above Business. Always

Humans Above Business. Always

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jamie1707
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3 months ago

💖

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#20

Jennifer Haller, The First Person In The World To Be Injected With The Experimental Vaccine For The Covid-19

Jennifer Haller, The First Person In The World To Be Injected With The Experimental Vaccine For The Covid-19

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
3 months ago

Praying for her!

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#21

I'm Gonna Cry

I'm Gonna Cry

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Hannah Spivey
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3 months ago

thats so heartwarming

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#22

Granddaughter Telling Grandfather The News Of Her Engagement

Granddaughter Telling Grandfather The News Of Her Engagement

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Adam C
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3 months ago (edited)

Who is keeping grandpa company?

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#23

A Doctor In Wuhan Stopped To Let A 87 Year Old Patient To See The Sunset During A Transfer

A Doctor In Wuhan Stopped To Let A 87 Year Old Patient To See The Sunset During A Transfer

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Human #1,232,867
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3 months ago

With the production stopped, finally people can see the sky again in China.

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#24

Someone With A Generous And Kind Heart

Someone With A Generous And Kind Heart

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Firework
Community Member
3 months ago

💛 This is their heart. Notice that it's golden.

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#25

Distancing Solution In A Danish Supermarket

Distancing Solution In A Danish Supermarket

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Petra Schaap
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3 months ago

and no one has a 10 year supply of toiletpaper with him!

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#26

During The Quarantine, A Pianist In Barcelona Went To His Balcony To Play “My Heart Will Go On”

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Magpie
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3 months ago

THANK YOU !!!!! trying to upvote this a hundred times. Thru' chills and tears.

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#27

My Wife Off To Fight Covid-19. Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Wear Ppe

My Wife Off To Fight Covid-19. Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Wear Ppe

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A2Bros
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3 months ago

PPE: Personal Protection Equipment.

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#28

A Customer Left A $2,500 Tip To Support An Ohio Bar That Had To Close Because Of Coronavirus

A Customer Left A $2,500 Tip To Support An Ohio Bar That Had To Close Because Of Coronavirus

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Lady Laura
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3 months ago

This so so sweet!

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#29

Sometimes A Bad Situation Brings Out The Best

Sometimes A Bad Situation Brings Out The Best

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jamie1707
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3 months ago

God love Alec and Leandra.

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#30

Boyfriend Lost His Serving Job Because Of Corona. Bosses Cleared Out The Kitchen To Provide Food For Employees And Intend On Making Them Weekly Care Packages

Boyfriend Lost His Serving Job Because Of Corona. Bosses Cleared Out The Kitchen To Provide Food For Employees And Intend On Making Them Weekly Care Packages

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Water Bottle
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3 months ago

That is a restaurant I would love to work for

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#31

Father Of The Year

Father Of The Year

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Water Bottle
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3 months ago

This is awesome

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#32

A Local Bank In My Area Bought All The Corned Beef From A Local Deli After They Had To Shut Down Do To The Coronavirus

A Local Bank In My Area Bought All The Corned Beef From A Local Deli After They Had To Shut Down Do To The Coronavirus

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Water Bottle
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3 months ago

That is a great way to get customers

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#33

My Kindergarten Teaching Wife Holding Daily Zoom Sessions For Her Students.  Because She's A Real Hero!

My Kindergarten Teaching Wife Holding Daily Zoom Sessions For Her Students.  Because She's A Real Hero!

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Tiny Dynamine
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3 months ago

@boredpanda Can you please ban this Real Joe Biden please? He's a complete asshole.

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#34

Stay Safe Be Kind

Stay Safe Be Kind

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Water Bottle
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3 months ago (edited)

It’s not a movie I want to be in right now

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#35

Wholesome

Wholesome

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Hannah Spivey
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3 months ago

is soooo adorable

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#36

Spanish Soldiers Helping An Elderly Woman During Quarentine

Spanish Soldiers Helping An Elderly Woman During Quarentine

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panda to nobody
Community Member
3 months ago

*Quarantine, not quarentine. It's from Italian meaning "40 days" because they used to hold ships in the harbour for 40 days before they let people enter the country.

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#37

A 98 Year Old Patient Recovered From Coronavirus In China

A 98 Year Old Patient Recovered From Coronavirus In China

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Jim Kang
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3 months ago

It's not propaganda, the elderly are more susceptible to corona, like they are with influenza, and many other illnesses. It doesn't mean that some won't survive this pandemic. Just like some of the younger victims will sadly die from this.

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#38

This Student Created A Network Of 'Shopping Angels' To Help The Elderly Get Groceries During The Coronavirus Pandemic

This Student Created A Network Of 'Shopping Angels' To Help The Elderly Get Groceries During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Summer Woodsong
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3 months ago

Another hero, bless her!

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#39

We Need More Efforts Like These

We Need More Efforts Like These

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panda to nobody
Community Member
3 months ago

Many distilleries doing this, including one in my home town!

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#40

NZ Supermarket

NZ Supermarket

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Katerina Huskova
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3 months ago

Here in the CZ we have 2 hours shopping window for only elderly people.

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