Date Published 01 May 2020
In this two-minute round-up, we share some of the good news and positive things happening during life under lockdown locally, the UK and further afield.
Welcome to Feel Good Friday from us at TOTAL Lettings.
Yesterday Boris Johnson and his team of medical experts shared positive statistics from the nation's fight against this awful disease.
Added to that encouraging update, here are four fabulous pieces of news we've rounded up to bring some much-needed optimism to our community.
Happy Birthday to the Nation's Hero
Marston Moretaine's Captain Tom Moore, who inspired the nation and raised more than £32 million for the NHS with his 100 laps around his garden, celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday.
And the nation made sure he had a day to remember. He enjoyed a Spitfire & Hurricane, 2 plane fly past, was promoted to the rank of honorary colonel and received thousands of birthday cards.
And it's looking increasingly likely that the wonderful walking war hero will be knighted. 'Arise Sir Tom' has quite a ring to it.
Hope on the Horizon
The hopes of effective drug treatment for coronavirus patients have risen following positive early results from a medical trial. The drug called Remdesivir has been trialled on more than 1,000 severely ill patients in 75 hospitals around the World. Data shows patients put on the medication recovered 31% faster than similar patients who were given a placebo drug instead. Remdesivir also reduced recovery time from 15 days to 11.
Denmark, which was one of the first countries to ease lockdown, has announced that the spread of the virus has not accelerated since it relaxed social distancing measures a fortnight ago.
And finally, ……A Tonic for Hedgehogs
The BBC reported that humans slowing down has helped many wildlife species in the UK.
And towards the top of that list are hedgehogs who are benefiting from less traffic on the roads.
Wildlife observers also note that amorous hedgehog couples are being seen more often across more areas of the UK.
This love in the lockdown air could lead to a spike (sorry) in the hedgehog population.
It's uplifting and inspiring to see the generosity, compassion, kindness, and care people are showing locally, the UK and indeed the World.
From all at TOTAL Lettings - if there is anything we can do to support members of our local community please get in touch.
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