Fear, worry, isolation, illness and even death is prevalent news during this coronavirus pandemic. Yet, there are people, companies, organizations doing the right thing and their best to ease the burden, shed some light, and ‘stream’ joy into our lives.
Below we have compiled a list of positive ‘happenings’ amid this pandemic.
First, I’d like to take a moment to remind you that most people who catch the coronavirus will recover. See extract below from an article posted by Harvard Medical School:
Most people with COVID-19 recover. Estimates now suggest that 99% of people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 will recover. Some people have no symptoms at all. And while thousands of people have died, the overall death rate is about 1% (or perhaps even lower), far less than MERS (about 34%), SARS (about 11%), or Ebola (90%), though higher than the average seasonal flu (0.1%).
The loss of life-related to this illness is terrible and far more cases are expected, but based on the fatality rates alone, it could be far worse.
The GOOD NEWS List We’ve Compiled For You
Employers are hiring still! People are still kind, even under crisis. We will thrive. Just be ready, plan, and be the hero for someone else.
20 Retailers Still Paying Employees During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Starbucks Giving Free Coffee to First Responders, Healthcare Workers Dealing with Coronavirus
There’s Good News Across America About Coronavirus: It’s You
JPMorgan is giving tellers, other ‘front-line’ employees dealing with coronavirus a $1,000 bonus
Target increases hourly pay, announces paid leave program for employees most vulnerable to coronavirus
Kroger is giving its employees $25 worth of groceries for their hard work amid the coronavirus — but most of them still don’t get paid sick leave
Coronavirus has Amazon pushing to hire 100,000 new employees, but how many jobs could come to NC
Property owner tells restaurants to pay employees, not rent during coronavirus pandemic
Trump signs coronavirus bill ordering free testing and aid for workers
Workday will give employees a cash bonus worth two weeks of pay amid coronavirus outbreak
Elon Musk told Tesla employees in a leaked email that they don’t have to go to work if they’re sick or worried about the coronavirus
Need a job amid coronavirus crisis? Walmart announces plan to add 150,000 employees to meet ‘demand in our stores
Walmart, Dollar Tree and 7-Eleven want to hire nearly 200,000 workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues
Couple leaves $9,400 tip at a restaurant to help staff during coronavirus
A Coronavirus Worker Relief Fund Is Raising Money to Help DC-Area Restaurant and Bar Employees
Colorado Will Extend Unemployment Benefits, Loosen Rules — And Fix Its Website?
Remember that not only are people hiring still so keep your resume fresh, but this is when you see the best in humanity.
If you have good news to share with us and the rest of the world, please comment below.