Can Good News Happen In A Pandemic?

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Can Good News Happen In A Pandemic?

With the world still in turmoil because of coronavirus, it can be very easy to become discouraged. Yet, it is important to keep a balanced perspective. There are actual signs of hope throughout this thing, and I think it is important to discuss them to keep our spirits up and our motivation that things will improve. Here goes:

New cases fall dramatically in New Brunswick:

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New Brunswick has no new cases of COVID-19 for the second straight day, the chief medical officer of health announced Monday.

The province's total number of infections stands at 118, Dr. Jennifer Russell told reporters during the daily update in Fredericton.

This is the sixth day in the last 10 that a new case of COVID-19 has not been reported, said Russell. In the past week, there have been just four new cases, she said.

New Zealand ready to downgrade its lockdown response:

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has thanked people for "stopping an uncontrolled explosion of Covid-19", as she announced an easing of lockdown.

The country has been praised for its quick and strict response to the virus, and will move from "Level 4" lockdown to "Level 3" late next Monday.

It means some businesses can reopen, along with some schools, while rules on local travel will be relaxed.

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Level 3 will last for at least two weeks, with a new decision on 11 May.

Separately, New Zealand closed its borders to almost all foreign travellers on 19 March - but that policy remains unchanged.

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Yesterday, more people in Italy recovered than were newly diagnosed with coronavirus for the first time. Let's hope this trend continues.

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Scorecard for April 30: New Brunswick 12, Coronavirus 0:

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There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick for the twelfth day in a row and there is no one in hospital.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's chief medical officer of health, said at a news conference in Fredericton on Thursday afternoon that there remain only four active cases of the 118 New Brunswickers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Scorecard for May 16: Manitoba 5, Coronavirus 0:

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There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, the province announced on Saturday.

The update marks the fifth day in a row the province has recorded no new cases, making it the longest period without cases since the coronavirus first appeared in the province two months ago.

Two people in the province are in hospital with the illness, one of whom is in intensive care, the province said in a news release on Saturday afternoon.

There have been 289 cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba, 25 of which are still active. Seven people have died and 257 have recovered, the release said.

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Sounds like the score for a pretty shitty soccer team

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Long struggle with coronavirus inevitable? Someone forgot to tell Montenegro:

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- Montenegro's prime minister on Monday declared the country coronavirus-free - a move vital for its Adriatic tourism industry coming 69 days after it reported its first case and after 20 without a new one.

Montenegro has reported 324 confirmed cases of COVID-19 illness and nine deaths.

"The battle with such a vicious virus has been won and Montenegro now becomes the first coronavirus-free country in Europe," Dusko Markovic, the Prime Minister told a news conference after meeting a body tasked with combating the disease.

Markovic started the news conference by taking off his face mask.

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Long struggle with coronavirus inevitable? Someone forgot to tell Montenegro:

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- Montenegro's prime minister on Monday declared the country coronavirus-free - a move vital for its Adriatic tourism industry coming 69 days after it reported its first case and after 20 without a new one.

Montenegro has reported 324 confirmed cases of COVID-19 illness and nine deaths.

"The battle with such a vicious virus has been won and Montenegro now becomes the first coronavirus-free country in Europe," Dusko Markovic, the Prime Minister told a news conference after meeting a body tasked with combating the disease.

Markovic started the news conference by taking off his face mask.

Was there a "Mission accomplished" banner behind him as he spoke?

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Covid recoveries in Quebec are now starting to exceed new cases. Also an Italian researcher suggests the virus is losing potency.

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Today Quebec reported fewer than 100 new cases for the first time since March 22. The recovery rate in Quebec continues to vastly outpace new cases.

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Cautious optimism from Dr. Tam:

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Canada's chief public health officer said today transmission of the novel coronavirus is largely under control in this country, but warned that the caseload can flare up at any time.

"The epidemiology indicates that transmission is largely under control, while also showing us that cases can reemerge at any time or place," Dr. Theresa Tam told an updated modelling briefing Monday.

"Dynamic models are telling us that if we relax too much or too soon the epidemic will most likely rebound with explosive growth as a distinct possibility."

The number of daily cases is steadily declining, along with the number of hospitalized and critical care cases, said Tam.