It is hard not to be depressed with everything that is occurring at the moment, but I think it makes sense to find the good things that are happening and to continually post them until all this is over. If you find any drop me a line via the details on the contact page.
The above image is positive if you look at the green bit. Concentrate on the green bit. Posted here.
TWO People Have Been Cured Of HIV: Castillejo wasn’t cured by the anti-retroviral therapy he was on. He was cured by a stem cell treatment he received for cancer, which he also had. The stem cells he received from a donor carried a mutation called CCR5-delta 32 that gave him his HIV resistance. This might be the best Buy One, Get One Free deal in recorded human history… More here. Thanks to Kirk.
Tom Munch did an online concert for St Patricks Day (below) and it’s a very pleasing diversion.
An Iceland store in Northern Ireland will open its doors exclusively to the elderly so they can make purchases during the coronavirus pandemic. The supermarket in the Kennedy Centre, West Belfast, announced it would let older customers inside from 8-9am starting Tuesday. It said in a statement: ‘Iceland Foods will be opening their store between 8-9am for the elderly commencing Tuesday 17th March. ‘Could the wider public please respect this hour, and understand that this time is allocated for elderly people only… More here.
Brilliant idea which other supermarkets should follow the world over.
The French luxury group, which is best-known in the watch world for its brands TAG Heuer, Zenith, Bvlgari, and Tiffany & Co, will now utilize three of its perfume and makeup production sites to make hand sanitizer. The product will be distributed free-of-charge to French hospitals fighting the country’s coronavirus outbreak… More here.
It may be good publicity, but it will also help.
WORKERS at a Scottish corner shop are handing out “coronavirus kits” to vulnerable people to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
Shop owners Asiyah Javed and her husband Jawad have been putting together bags with soap, hand gel and masks to hand out to elderly people around the Falkirk area… More here.