Coronavirus is supposedly wreaking death and destruction, but the truth is there’s good news from all around the globe.
While the media focuses almost solely on the devastation caused by COVID-19 it’s easy to miss the good news. Here’s a summary:
Brazil doesn’t collapse
Less than two months ago, Brazil was the focus of the world. Officials were warning that “health systems were about to collapse”; one epidemiologist even claimed “Brazil is a threat to humanity”. The apparent causes were a failure to take adequate lockdown steps coupled with a “new variant [which] could be twice as transmittable as the original version”.
Fast-forward three months and, miraculously, Brazil’s health system didn’t collapse, and the mutant variant wasn’t that mutant. Daily cases have dropped by 21% and deaths have dropped 23%. Deaths dropping by more than cases is especially positive, indicating strong vaccine efficacy.
Forget the gloom and doom. Global health is improving. Read on.
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