Sick of hearing nothing but bad news? Here are some positives we can take from the Coronavirus!
Whilst this current outbreak is devastating for many people across the world and in some cases deadly, we must also take this opportunity to step back and look at the many positives that are not getting enough press.
Let’s start with some facts:
- China has closed down its last Coronavirus hospital as there’s not enough new cases to support them.
- Doctors in India have been successful in treating Coronavirus. They are going to suggest same medicine, globally.
- Researchers of the Erasmus Medical Center claim to have found an antibody against Coronavirus. –
- A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for 6 days in Wuhan, China.
- Apple reopens all 42 china stores,
- Cleveland Clinic developed a COVID-19 test that gives results in hours, not days.
- Good news from South Korea, where the number of new cases is declining.
- Italy is hit hard, experts say, only because they have the oldest population in Europe.
- Scientists in Israel likely to announce the development of a Coronavirus vaccine.
- 3 Maryland Coronavirus patients fully recovered; able to return to everyday life.
- A network of Canadian scientists are making excellent progress in Covid-19 research.
- A San Diego biotech company is developing a Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with Duke University and National University of Singapore.
- So it’s not all bad news.
But some of the more important things in life are also taking a turn for the better. Here are, perhaps more relevant positives we can take from the Coronavirus…
1). We are more hygienic!
At a guess, 90% of the viruses I’ve contracted in adult life were delivered via public transport. Now, I’m not touching handrails, escalators, handles, lift buttons, or the handle to my shopping trolley. People who rarely bother washing their hands after the loo are now making the effort, and fewer germs are being spread in offices and schools.
2). Home is where the heart is.
We spend all our lives working to pay for a home we spend a minority of our time in. If asked, or deciding, to self-isolate, you will finally get the chance to enjoy it. Take comfort in the home you have built with the people who mean the most to you.
3). Bye bye, air pollution
People aren’t driving and planes are grounded. The air hasn’t been this clean since before the Industrial Revolution, and road accidents will be down too.
All right, delivery drivers are working like never before, but on the upside you will at least be home to receive your parcel, for once.
4). More Support for local Companies
With big high street shops and chains on the brink of being completely emptied, (because apparently 1000 loo rolls are the answer to everything!) people are turning to the smaller shops and businesses for their essentials.
5). The knock on effect of kindness.
One thing I have noticed in society, panic buyers aside, is how much new found respect and generosity people and businesses have for each other. Faith in humanity is restored when you see the likes of McDonald’s and Pret A Manger offering free drinks to all NHS staff who are working around the clock to ensure public safety and well-being. Young people are taking more care for elders in the community, offering help to secure essential items which they are struggling to get themselves. We as people are all products of society’s actions and if we all continue to work together and support each other in this way, we will pull though this difficult time and perhaps even be better people as a result.
As a small company ourselves, we too are feeling the effect of this Pandemic, however it’s business as usual here at VIP and we are remaining positive, so any companies who need our support with recruitment, or anyone who is looking to secure a new position, then please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
We hope that our network of Clients, candidates and communities far and wide stay safe, in good health and are not effected too much during this outbreak.
We would like to take this opportunity to ask everybody to keep ourselves and other small businesses in mind and thank you all for your support during this difficult time.
So, next time you speak to someone about it, maybe you too can spread the word and tell others what positives we can take from the Coronavirus.