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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Petra Schaap
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1 year ago

i just hope they both had one joint and didnt share it. Also, driving home stoned? :-(

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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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Monster munch
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1 year ago

In Israel the President is releasing recordings of him reading children's stories.

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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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1 year 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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1 year 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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Real Joe Biden
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1 year ago

Awwww. That's a good looking kitty.

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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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1 year 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
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1 year 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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Real Joe Biden
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1 year ago

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Kung Pao Sicken!

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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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A2Bros
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1 year ago

103 YEARS OLD?!?!?!?!?!?! WE HAVE ALL BEEN LIED TO!!!!!!!!!!!

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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
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1 year ago

damn onions

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#11

Stop Hoarding

Stop Hoarding

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Real Joe Biden
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1 year ago

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I wanna see the rest of Ashley's tattoo.

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#12

That's How You Do It!

That's How You Do It!

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Falcon
Community Member
1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year 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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Real Joe Biden
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1 year ago

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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.

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#16

Great News

Great News

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Shelby P
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1 year ago

THIS is awesome. I'm finding it very hard to laugh these last few days because my boss won't let me work from home even though I absolutely could without any disruption.

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#17

This Japanese Shopkeeper's Smile 

This Japanese Shopkeeper's Smile 

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Yixing
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1 year ago

:| to :]

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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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1 year 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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1 year 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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Sam
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1 year ago

Is this real?

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#21

I'm Gonna Cry

I'm Gonna Cry

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Hannah Spivey
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1 year 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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1 year 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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Water Bottle
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1 year ago

Wow

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#24

Someone With A Generous And Kind Heart

Someone With A Generous And Kind Heart

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Firework
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1 year 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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Adam C
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1 year ago

Look like here sweden but without the red marks.

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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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J.Norton
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh crap, I'm crying, *again*....

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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
Community Member
1 year 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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Real Joe Biden
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1 year ago

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Arrun? What kind of silly name is that?

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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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1 year 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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1 year 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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jamie1707
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1 year ago

💖

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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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1 year 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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Real Joe Biden
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1 year ago

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That's a good looking wife. 9/10 I'd smash.

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#34

Stay Safe Be Kind

Stay Safe Be Kind

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Water Bottle
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1 year 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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Imitating
Community Member
1 year ago

This is 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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Holly Molly
Community Member
1 year ago

Respect!

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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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Real Joe Biden
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1 year ago

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Propaganda. This whole thing is China's fault in the first place.

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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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deanna woods
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1 year ago

People need to be more like this young lady. Well done.

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#39

We Need More Efforts Like These

We Need More Efforts Like These

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Bill
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1 year ago

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That same company can produce military ordinance and chemical weapons

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#40

NZ Supermarket

NZ Supermarket

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Real Joe Biden
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1 year ago

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Folks like me.

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