Good News Stories From The Outbreak: The Largest Vaccine Study In The World Got Under Way Yesterday

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Here are a few more good news stories from the outbreak . . .

1.  The largest vaccine study in the world is under way.  30,000 volunteers started getting shots yesterday.  Half of them will get the vaccine, and half won’t.  Then researchers will track who gets the virus and who doesn’t.

2.  Here’s a good reminder that things WILL eventually get back to normal again.  The number of people flying in China is now at 80% of what it was pre-COVID.

3.  Afghanistan doesn’t have enough ventilators.  So an all-girl robotics team at a high school there came up with a new one that’s cheap and easy to make.  A normal ventilator can cost $20,000.  The one they made costs about $700.

4.  A study found that trained dogs can smell the virus, and predict if someone has it with 94% accuracy.

What’s Trending:

Google has announced it will keep its employees working remotely until at least a YEAR from now . . . July of 2021.

 Deodorant sales are down during the pandemic according to Unilever, which makes brands like Dove and Axe.

 A guy in Florida has been charged with fraud after he got millions in PPP loans and bought things like a Lamborghini.

The Butler County Fair in Ohio is recommending everyone “stay one cow apart” for social distancing.

goat was arrested in Kanpur, India for not wearing a mask.

Numbers Update:

New daily cases in the U.S.:  61,571, with 596 new deaths. Total cases in the U.S.:  4.43 million, with more than 150,400 deaths . . . and more than 2.1 million who’ve now recovered. Total cases worldwide:  16.6 million . . . with more than 656,500 deaths . . . and more than 10.2 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.

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