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Earlier Coronavirus Waning News


April 28, 2020 [Evening Rundown] 


Maine begins reopening this week, "on a schedule that is more ambitious than most of the rest of the hard-hit Northeast".


New infection rate in US continues to fall.


Spain’s prime minister now "eyes normality" hopes country can lift all restrictions on movement by the end of June


West Virginia eases restrictions; allows health centers and hospitals to resume elective procedures on Thursday; businesses to reopen next week. 


New York Stock Exchange will reopen its San Francisco site next Monday.


Traffic to retail stores has jumped dramatically in states that have lifted restrictions


Portugal will begin lifting restrictions on Sunday


Rate of new infections has stabilized in Turkey; country now envisions transition to normal life at the end of May.


Italy reported higher number of recoveries than new infections for only third time since outbreak began.


[Chief Pessimist] Fauci now admits " people can mount a natural immune response that gets rid of the virus", which "makes me cautiously optimistic that we can develop a vaccine that can mimic natural infection enough to induce that same sort of response that would ultimately protect people". [Editor's Comment - how can anyone consider that guy to be any kind of "expert"?]


New cases and deaths both continued to fall "dramatically" in Iran.


New York Emergency Room physician argues "it's time to reopen the economy...many thousands of unnecessary deaths could result if we don't reopen quickly". 


Portugal announced it will end its "state of emergency" next week and begin lifting "lockdown" restrictions


Spain plans to end all restrictions within eight weeks


Thailand starts to ease restrictions for some businesses from restaurants and hair salons to pet groomers, as the pace of new infections slows


400 restaurants in Georgia and Tennessed reopened for sit-down dining this week


South Dakota Governor given impromptu parade of firetrucks, cars, trucks, and horse trailers in thanks for her refusal to issue knee-jerk draconian "stay-at-home" orders. [Editor's Note - and the state is doing just fine - none of the doomsday scenarios "experts" predicted have come to pass].


Increased testing shows promise for reopening US economy

April 28, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - Great News - Major Declines & More Easing:


Spread of coronavirus in Austria has continued to slow, "even after the country started easing lockdown measures two weeks ago". [Editor's Note - just the opposite of what all "experts" have claimed would happen]. The reproduction factor fell to 0.59 [Editor's Note - that's now far below epidemic level; it means one infected person is now infecting less than one new person].


"New Zealand tames virus"; country had only three new infections yesterday. 


"Texas is open"; state has eased most restrictions; will allow malls, restaurants and movie theaters to reopen on Friday. 


Front-line New York Emergency Room physician says it's "time to start opening up." "I now believe we should end the lockdown and rapidly get back to work".


Increasing evidence that heavy-handed governmental lockdown orders have been ineffective and may actually impede development of "herd immunity". 


"Experts" predicted that Florida would be hit worse than New York, but it never happened; total deaths are seven times less than predicted. "Florida contained its problems early and without the heavy hand so many urged". 


French Prime Minister admits, "it's time to ease virus lockdown".


Death rate in Spain continues to drop; new infections also continued to drop


Greece has only 136 deaths to date


Netherlands had fewest new cases since March 14th


FDA Chief says plasma therapy shows promise in treating coronavirus. 


New Zealand lifts restrictions; people return to work, beaches, golf courses, and restaurants


Ukraine eases restrictions; now allowing beauty parlors, shops and parks to reopen. 


Hospitalizations in Belgium fell to six-week low; country had only 123 new admissions in past 24 hours; number of people in intensive care also continued to fall.


Hungary is easing lockdown restrictions.


Estonia will lift lockdown restrictions on May 18th.


Rate of new infections in Germany "remains at a manageable level"; number fell below 1,000 for first time in more than five weeks


A court in Illinois ruled that the state's "stay at home" order is illegal


[Worse-than-useless - Editor's Opinion] World Health Organization completely reverses prior claim, now says that most infected people will develop antibodies which will "provide some level of protection".  


Japan approves new drug, remdesivir, for treatment of Covid-19. 


Austria will begin "winding down restrictions" on Friday; will allow restaurants to reopen on May 15th. 


Virus trend in Singapore "improving". Country had smallest daily increase in infections in almost two weeks.


Malaysia had a sharp drop in new infections. [Noting a common-sense fact that all governments should keep in mind - Editor's Opinion], the President said, "the lockdown was intended to flatten the curve, not eradicate the disease"; country had fewest new infections in six weeks.  


Czech Republic had lowest daily rise in new cases in more than six weeks


New cases decline across Europe; lockdowns ease.


Pizzarias reopened in Naples.


Indonesia had only eight deaths yesterday



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Earlier Coronavirus Waning News





April 28, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - Great News - Major Declines & More Easing:


Spread of coronavirus in Austria has continued to slow, "even after the country started easing lockdown measures two weeks ago". [Editor's Note - just the opposite of what all "experts" have claimed would happen]. The reproduction factor fell to 0.59 [Editor's Note - that's now far below epidemic level; it means one infected person is now infecting less than o].


"New Zealand tames virus"; country had only three new infections yesterday. 


"Texas is open"; state has eased most restrictions; will allow malls, restaurants and movie theaters to reopen on Friday. 


Front-line New York Emergency Room physician says it's "time to start opening up." "I now believe we should end the lockdown and rapidly get back to work".


Increasing evidence that heavy-handed governmental lockdown orders have been ineffective and may actually impede development of "herd immunity". 


"Experts" predicted that Florida would be hit worse than New York, but it never happened; total deaths are seven times less than predicted. "Florida contained its problems early and without the heavy hand so many urged". 


French Prime Minister admits, "it's time to ease virus lockdown".


Death rate in Spain continues to drop; new infections also continued to drop


Greece has only 136 deaths to date


Netherlands had fewest new cases since March 14th


FDA Chief says plasma therapy shows promise in treating coronavirus. 


New Zealand lifts restrictions; people return to work, beaches, golf courses, and restaurants


Ukraine eases restrictions; now allowing beauty parlors, shops and parks to reopen. 


Hospitalizations in Belgium fell to six-week low; country had only 123 new admissions in past 24 hours; number of people in intensive care also continued to fall.


Hungary is easing lockdown restrictions.


Estonia will lift lockdown restrictions on May 18th.


Rate of new infections in Germany "remains at a manageable level"; number fell below 1,000 for first time in more than five weeks


A court in Illinois ruled that the state's "stay at home" order is illegal


[Worse-than-useless - Editor's Opinion] World Health Organization completely reverses prior claim, now says that most infected people will develop antibodies which will "provide some level of protection".  


Japan approves new drug, remdesivir, for treatment of Covid-19. 


Austria will begin "winding down restrictions" on Friday; will allow restaurants to reopen on May 15th. 


Virus trend in Singapore "improving". Country had smallest daily increase in infections in almost two weeks.


Malaysia had a sharp drop in new infections. [Noting a common-sense fact that all governments should keep in mind - Editor's Opinion], the President said, "the lockdown was intended to flatten the curve, not eradicate the disease"; country had fewest new infections in six weeks.  


Czech Republic had lowest daily rise in new cases in more than six weeks


New cases decline across Europe; lockdowns ease.


Pizzarias reopened in Naples.


Indonesia had only eight deaths yesterday





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April 27, 2020 [Evening Rundown] - Great News - Undeniable Declines Everywhere:


Italy had lowest number of new infections in seven weeks.


Texas begins to return to normality - allows restaurants, retailers, movie theaters and malls to reopen starting Friday, while following social distancing "guidelines". 


Florida continues to ease - will allow three most populous counties will allow parks, marinas and golf courses to reopen on Wednesday


Georgia continues to ease - allows restaurants to reopen for dine-in service


Costa Rica will lift social distancing measures starting May 1st, as number of active infections has declined for 11 consecutive days


Washington state eases restrictions - will reopen state parks and lands and allow fishing, hunting, and golfing to resume on May 5th. 


Australia eases restrictions - Sydney reopens Bondi Beach to swimmers and surfers; rate of new infections has dropped to " one of the lowest tallies in the world"


Ohio eases restrictions - allows reopening of businesses beginning on Friday


World Health Organization now admits that the US is "'well-positioned' to handle the...pandemic and said states may have different strategies because they’re at different points in their respective outbreaks" [Editor's Note - this is the same self-interested and deceitful organization that has been doing nothing but sowing worldwide panic since events forced it to drop its blatant efforts to hide the origins and extent of the pandemic in China, and which was just forced to delete a misleading Tweet that was clearly intended to continue to stoke panic by sowing disinformation.]


Tennessee eases restrictions - allows restaurants and retailers to resume business


Boeing resumed 787 aircraft production in South Carolina.


Antibody tests performed in Miami-Dade County, Florida, suggest that actual Covid-19 fatality rate is far below what "experts" have been claiming [and far below rate of annual seasonal flu]. 


Number of hospitalized people in France fell for the 13th straight day, and number of people on ventilators fell for the 19th.


Texas reported only 15 deaths on Monday, the lowest daily increase since early April [Editor's Note - despite being one of the first states to loosen "lockdowns" and permit businesses to reopen]. 


New Zealand citizens revel in restored freedoms after restrictions eased - return to work, restaurants, and normal life.  


Volkswagen resumed automobile production in Wolfsburg, Germany.


Quebec is now easing - will allow elementary schools and daycares outside Montreal to reopen on May 11th. 


UK continues to have "steady fall in death rate" - lowest since late-March, along with hospitalizations; Health Secretary says National Health Service is now starting to "get back to normal"; resuming normal medical treatments and procedures.


Mississippi eases - allows most retailers to resume business


West Virginia begins "aggressive plan" to reopen the state’s economy


Fiat reopened an automobile production plant in Italy


Montana eases - allowed churches to reopen yesterday;  will permit bars, restaurants and casinos to open on May 4th.


Turkish President declares there's now "light at the end of the tunnel"; country is "working on a detailed plan to normalize life".


[Opinion]: Younger people are less likely to die or be hospitalized because of coronavirus. They should be allowed to accept risks. 


Bangaladesh reopened garment plants.


Gaza eases - allows restaurants to reopen



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April 27, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - Great News - Big Declines Everywhere:


Rate of new infections has not increased in Austria, despite its having lifted "lockdown" restrictions and allowed businesses to reopen; rate has remained below 100 for nine days straight.


Hong Kong had no new infections, for the second day


Malaysia reported that the country is now in the "recovery phase"; it has "flattened the curve"


Courts in Denmark reopened today; country previously lifted many restrictions on schools and small businesses. 


Indonesia's Chief Health official expects country to be "back to normal life" by July


Belgium reported the fewest new hospital cases since outbreak began; country will start lifting restrictions next week. Task force virologist says, "Now that this is almost under control, the [lockdown] measures can be phased out."


Norway lifts restrictions; allows children to return to school and a range of businesses to reopen.


White House task force member Dr. Deborah Birx now predicts a dramatic decline in deaths and hospitalizations by the end of May [Editor's note - watch for many other previously-panicked "experts" who were forecasting doomsday only a few weeks ago to start backpedaling very quickly as well, as the Covid-19 virus ends up following the same drop-off pattern it has in earlier-hit countries, and the same pattern seen in seasonal flus].


The Netherlands had the fewest fatalities since March 23rd, and fewest new cases in almost six weeks


Automobile factories reopened in the Czech Republic. 


Portugal announces it will start to ease "lockdown" restrictions in May.  


Tokyo reported lowest number of new cases since March 30th.


New Zealand lifts restrictions, allows people to resume fishing, hiking, and hunting


Spain will lift "lockdown" restrictions on adults as of May 3rd;  will allow them to walk and exercise in public as it now allows children. 


Electricity use in the European Union rose for the first time in eight weeks, indicating economic activity may be starting to increase as coronavirus infections and deaths decline.


German states lift restrictions; allow many businesses including car dealerships and small stores to reopen, and some schools


Turkey had fewest fatalities in three weeks; now considering re-starting domestic air travel. 


Taiwan has had no new cases for 14 days.


Switzerland allows businesses to reopen provided they take common-sense precautions; people flock to get haircuts, visit dentists and shops; country plans full easing by June


Greece will unveil its plan to ease restrictions on Thursday; promises haircuts will be among first services restored; will lift restrictions on shops and hairdressers on May 4th. 


Work on the restoration of fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral resumed in France.


Rate of new infections in Iran has continued to drop


Singapore reported sharp drop in new infections


Croatia and Serbia lifted many restrictions.




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April 26, 2020 [Evening Rundown] - Some Really Excellent News:


Emergency Room physicians urge end to lockdowns because they're "weakening our immune systems". "You have a 0.03% chance of dying from COVID in the state of California. Does that necessitate sheltering in place?...96% of people in California who get COVID would recover, with almost no significant sequelae.”


Italian government finally eases crushing restrictions - allows factories, construction sites and wholesale supply businesses to reopen immediately; will reopen parks and gardens, allow relatives to meet again, allow funerals, and permit athletes to renew training on May 4th; and will allow professional sports teams to resume training on May 18th. 


UK had fewest deaths since March; seeing "definite downward trend" in hospitalizations


German automakers reopen factories


Israel allows some businesses to reopen; now considers reopening schools


Spanish streets "echoed again with children’s shrieks of joy and the clatter of bicycles after youngsters under 14 were allowed out of their homes". 


Churches reopened in Montana. 


Death rate in France continues to fall, and number of people going into intensive care is now less than number of people coming out; country wants to allow retailers to reopen on May 11th. 


Eight US states - Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming - never ordered their residents to stay at home [Editor's note - and never experienced any of the disasters that "experts" predicted]. 


New York starting to ease; will allow upstate construction and manufacturing businesses to reopen May 15th; state had fewest deaths since March 31st, and new cases continue to decline; Governor Cuomo [finally gets a grip on himself - Editor's Opinion], acknowledges sharp declines in fatalities, infections, and hospitalizations, and announces "easing' measures [baby steps toward freeing the state's citizens from his panicked, misguided orders - Editor's Opinion], saying, "it may be safe for some [upstate] companies...to resume operations". 


Europe's worst-hit countries all reported drops in daily fatality rates Sunday, "a sign the peak...may have passed". 


[Yet another easily-frightened, hand-wringing US governor - Editor’s Opinion] the self-described “worried” Governor of Colorado, was compelled to ease restrictions; now “encourages” but doesn’t order citizens to stay at home.


A church reopened in Indiana.  


Switzerland eases - allows hairdressers, florists, garden centers and other businesses to reopen on Monday. 


Number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care continued to decline in France, and country had fewest deaths in a month


Canada's death toll continued to slow; Health Minister " encouraged"; Saskatchewan, planning reopenings starting. May 4


Happy customers came out and dined in reopened restaurant in Texas.


Oklahoma reported sharp drop in hospitalizations; now starting easing "lockdown" restrictions. Churches allowed to reopen May 1st, barber shops, spas, nail salons, and other businesses were allowed to reopen on Friday, restaurants will also be allowed to resume in-house dining on May 1st, and movie theaters will also be permitted to reopen on that date.


Kansas churches that won a temporary restraining order against governor's ban on services with more than 10 people reached a settlement that allows them to disregard governor's order as long as they comply with "social distancing" measures. 


Tests in Miami indicate actual Covid-19 fatality rate of only .02%, consistent with test results from California; “there are a lot of asymptomatic cases out there”. 


Deaths, hospitalizations, and number of people on ventilators all continued to drop sharply in New York


Italy had slowest increase in deaths since the country went into "lockdown"


Georgia [US] and Tennessee allow religious services to resume; Tennessee will allow restaurants and most other businesses to reopen on Monday


Minnesota allows industrial, manufacturing and office businesses to reopen


UK government floats possibility of announcing lockdown easings starting this week.


Michigan Governor rescinds some of state's most inane coronavirus restrictions.



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April 25, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - A Lot of Good News:


Prominent Israeli mathematician calculates that "simple statistical analysis demonstrates that the spread of COVID-19 peaks after about 40 days and declines to almost zero after 70 days — no matter where it strikes, and no matter what measures governments impose to try to thwart it...there’s a set pattern' and the numbers speak for themselves."


Spain reported lowest daily death count in five weeks; continuing drop in new infections; spokesman says, "our goal is no longer to reach the peak of the contagion curve, we are already there".


South Korea reported no deaths for second straight day, and only ten new infections; now allows large churches to reopen


Spanish government prepares more steps to relax lockdowns


Thailand had no deaths on Sunday, and only 15 new infections


Useful perspective: malaria kills twice as many people every year as Covid-19 has killed to date, [yet no government anywhere has ever imposed draconian business shutdowns and "stay at home" orders to try to contain it]. 


Death toll in Iran fell to lowest level in six weeks; country is now reopening mosques in some areas


Israel relaxes lockdown restrictions; now considering allowing schools to reopen.  


Data indicate that European countries are "flattening the curve". 


Multiple countries worldwide are ending lockdowns and allowing businesses to reopen


Elective surgeries start to resume in US


French government reacts to study that showed nicotine may lower transmission risk of coronavirus by banning online sales of nicotine patches. 


Rate of new infections continued to decline in Belgium


Russia finds that 46% of infected people have no symptoms


New infections in Germany remained below 2,000 for second day in row


Italy plans to start removing lockdowns on May 4th


Reopening of America accelerates.


Perspective: " the death statistics being used by supporters of a prolonged lockdown, whatever the costs to our jobs, businesses and health, need careful and sober analysis... total number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending April 10 -–18,516 deaths – remains lower than some weeks in previous flu seasons". 


Saudia Arabia lifts lockdown restrictions on wholesale and retail stores, shopping centers, construction companies, and factories. 


Plasma donation plan begins; "would offer treating physicians a predictable and consistent dosing of the antibody against the virus".


Italy's Prime Minister acknowledges, "[w]e can’t prolong any further this lockdown... we would risk seriously undermining the socio-economic fabric of the country".


The National Basketball Association plans to reopen some team training facilities in U.S. states and municipalities that are unwinding lockdown restrictions. 


New infections in Tokyo and Osaka have begun to fall


Tesla is resuming some operations at its US factory next week. 




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April 25, 2020 [Evening Rundown] - Lots More Good News:


Greece had no deaths at all from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours; number of people in intensive care continues to decline


Acknowledging the favorable "evolution of the epidemic", Spanish government further eases lockdown restrictions - allows people to go outside for walks and exercise


New York is on a "steady retreat" from coronavirus


France is now aiming to reopen schools and retail stores on May 11th.


Nearly 200,000 Italian companies plan to reopen under new procedure that “trusts the sense of responsibility of individual business persons”.


Number of new cases and hospitalizations continued to decline in New Jersey; Jersey City reopens its parks. 


US Navy ship that was sent to New York to relieve its hospitals from "overwhelming patient loads", "no ventilators", "doctors having to decide who's going to live or die", - and other disasters predicted by all "experts" and "leaders", [but which was actually sent to calm its fretful, unhinged, and panic-stricken "governor" - Andrew Cuomo - in the Editor's strong opinion], leaves, after treating only 182 patients


Italy had the fewest deaths in almost six weeks; new case numbers continued to decline


Turkey reported decreasing rate of new infections.


[Despite all of the dire "expert" predictions] "much of Italy’s south has been spared the brunt of the outbreak"


France reported fewest deaths in almost a month, and decline in people in intensive care units to lowest level since end of March


Number of coronavirus hospitalizations continued to decline in the UK; "signs the outbreak has peaked"


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April 25, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - Lots More Good News:


Singapore had the smallest increase in new infections in six days.


Figures from the UK’s Office of National Statistics show that the number of deaths from flu and pneumonia is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year; never came anywhere near the hundreds of thousands of deaths that "experts" predicted. 


Time to consider the possibility that large-scale lockdown,as opposed to more moderate mitigation efforts –is a major public policy error and needs to be replaced with Swedish-style voluntary measures; "we already won the war", which was to ensure hospital capacity wasn't exceeded.  


U.K. is preparing plans to allow "non-essential" businesses to reopen.


Germany had the lowest number of deaths in five days.


India eases stringent lockdown; allows neighborhood and standalone shops to reopen


Poland may resume top-flight soccer matches as early as at the end of May.


Stunning drop in deaths and hospitalizations in previously hard-hit Iran; daily death tally is down about 70% from peak, number of hospital patients in hospital has fallen by about 50%. 


[Common sense begins to resurface] "all this government shutdown was to prevent overload of our health care system...[so states with] dwindiling coronavirus cases should strongly consider lifting their stay-at-home orders".


Spain's death toll continued to be "well below the peak seen early this month"; government finally "sees enough evidence of the virus being under control; eases draconian lockdown orders and allows children to go outdoors.


New infections continue to slow in South Korea; eighth day in a row number remained below ten a day; no deaths for second straight day; country is now allowing movie theaters to reopen.


Bulgaria may lift state of emergency earlier than planned; considering reopening public parks next week; allowing small hotels to reopen, and lifting intercity travel ban. 


"A sign that the epidemic may be stabilizing" in Spain - death rate remained stable for second day in row


New infections dropped sharply in Belgium; country also reported that despite having experienced highest per-capita death rate in Europe, hospitals never came close to predicted disaster - "43% of intensive-care beds were vacant even at the peak of the crisis". 


Small business owners are increasingly opposing inane and inequitable lockdown orders imposed by some state governors.


People happily returned to reopened to beaches in California.


Slovakia starts to lift quarantines


Pakistan eases lockdown orders; allows some industries and businesses to resume



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April 24, 2020 [Evening Rundown] - Lots More Good News:


USNS Comfort - [Editor’s Note: that’s the Navy hospital ship the federal government sent to New York in response to doomsday predictions by panicked Governor Mario Cuomo, but which was never actually needed], is now returning to its home port in Norfolk, Virginia.


New case rate in New York continued to drop; rose less than 1% yesterday


UK's Chief Medical Officer says "transmission rate is now within a manageable range"; lockdowns can start to be lifted in mid May


Georgia, Oklahoma and Alaska eased lockdown orders Tuesday, allowing salons, personal service businesses and other retail businesses to reopen; Alaska allows restaurants to resume dine-in service. 


New York reported lowest number of daily deaths since March 31st


Italy reported fewest coronavirus fatalities in more than five weeks.


France will allow parents to decide whether to return their children to school when lockdown is eased on May 11th


Belgium is taking "serious steps to relax its coronavirus lockdown" - will allow most businesses to reopen on May 10th; internal travel to the coast and forests on May 18th, and bars, restaurants, and zoos on June 8th.


New York City reported declines in hospital admissions, public hospital intensive-care patients and the percentage of people who tested positive for the coronavirus.


West Virginia has rolled out "aggressive steps" to reopen; hospitals allowed to resume elective procedures next week; Governor says he wants daycares and outdoor seating at restaurants to open as soon as possible. 


Pennsylvania Governor Wolff, now admitting that "not one size fits all", announces plans to start reopening businesses in the state as early as May 8th.


Michigan Governor eased some of her [utterly asinine and patently unlawful - in Editor's opinion] lockdown orders


Bosnia's top court rules lockdown orders imposed upon children and the elderly are unconstitutional


Semiconductor company working on UV LEDs for decontaminating surfaces reports “99.9% sterilization of coronavirus in 30 seconds.


Infection rate in Germany continues to decline.


Hobby Lobby is reopening stores as permitted by governmental authorities, as country begins "to recover from the pandemic". 


France reports fewest new deaths in nearly four weeks


Rate of new infections continued to decline in Singapore


Washington state allows construction projects to resume provided "social distancing" protocols are followed. 



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April 23, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - Lots More Good News:


In Italy, average number of people who will get infected from a single infected person - the "R0" - fell fell below 1 for the first time. [Editor's note: "R0" means reproductive number. An R0 which is less than 1 means the virus will gradually disappear in that area. For perspective, the R0 for the common flu is 1.3 and for SARS it was 2.0]. 


Costa Rica reported a steady fall in the number of people currently infected


Irish hospital admissions have fallen dramatically; only about 40 per day now. 


In previously hard-hit Spain, more people are now recovering from the coronavirus than are getting infected; "evolution of the epidemic is obviously beginning to be where it should be".


Spain recorded the smallest number of new coronavirus deaths in nearly five weeks


Dramatic drop in deaths in Spain prompted government to declare the most acute phase of the epidemic "over", and to prepare to ease one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns.


Time to "stop the panic and end the total isolation" - physician argues that data now show best path: protect vulnerable elderly & infirm; self-isolate the mildly sick, and open most workplaces and small businesses with prudent large-group precautions.


France will allow most businesses other than restaurants and bars to reopen on May 11th.


FDA approves plasma study in New York.


Netherlands reported drop in excess mortality


New cases in Australia and New Zealand down to almost zero; both countries aim to completely eliminate it. 


Austria will reopen schools on May 18th


South Africa will start reopening businesses on May 1st.


Czech Republic, noting positive developments, lifts ban on foreign travel to the country, starting Friday. 


Deaths in India dropped sharply, "bucking coronavirus trend". 


Evidence showing that the proportion of smokers who get infected is significantly less than that of non-smokers leads doctors in France to test nicotine patches on patients and frontline workers. 


Algeria "managed to limit spread of pandemic"; is now easing restrictions


Texas city allows all churches, restaurants, and other businesses to reopen


Common-sense idea taking hold: businesses should not face legal liability for employee infections


IKEA says visitors returning fast to reopened shopping centres in China and Germany


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April 23, 2020 [Evening Rundown] - More Good News:


Czech Republic ends ban on nationwide travel; allows more people to gather together in public


New York study finds far more people have had coronavirus - "about 10 times more than the official count" - meaning that the actual fatality rate is also far lower than previously reported rates


Number of people recovered in Italy passed number of deaths for first time.


Hospitalizations dropped in France for ninth consecutive day, and number of people in intensive care fell for fifteenth consecutive day.


Oregon ends ban on non-urgent medical procedures; allows hospitals, dentists and other health-care providers to resume such activities on May 1st.


New US infections slowed to lowest rate in a month


Hospitalizations and people in intensive care for coronavirus both dropped in California


Number of new Covid-19 patients needing hospitalization has remained “remarkably flat” in New York. 


April 23, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - More Good News:


Greece had no coronavirus deaths yesterday, for the first time since March. 


Siemens has developed a 14 minute antibody test, which will be available by late May.


Aston-Martin is reopening one of its factories in the UK on May 5th.


Italy’s manufacturing, automotive and construction sectors will be first to restart when the government lifts restrictions on May 4th


Critically ill patient who received experimental plasma therapy dramatically improved within hours


Spain allows factory and construction workers to return to work, and children to leave home for walks. 


Mercedes, Renault, and Volkswagen are all restarting factories in Europe


New cases continued to drop in the Czech Republic, for the third day. 


Study shows that almost all people who were hospitalized for coronavirus had underlying health issues


Never-used field hospital built in Houston to handle projected overload of coronavirus cases may start to be dismantled next week


New cases in South Korea continued to drop


Texas has re-opened state parks and will permit retail businesses to reopen on Friday


South Dakota governor says state succeeded in containing coronavirus without imposing stay-at-home orders


French government wants all retail outlets other than restaurants, bars and cafes to be able to reopen on May 11


Iranians have returned to shops, bazaars and parks this week, while daily increase in the death toll remained below 100


Dogs may be able to be trained to detect Covid-19 in humans by smell


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April 22, 2020 [Evening Rundown] - More Good News:


Sweden - one of the very few countries that did not issue stay-at-home or business shutdown orders - will likely reach "herd immunity" in its capital and other major regions in a matter of weeks, according to its Chief Epidemiologist. 


Montana greatly eases restrictions; allows churches and some businesses to reopen; will allow restaurants, bars, and casinos to reopen on May 4th, and schools to reopen on May 7th. 


New York had lowest daily fatality rate since early April; downstate New York is now on the "descent of the curve".


Number of new infections and deaths "continued to plateau" in Italy, and hospitalizations, and people in intensive care continued to fall.


Number of patients in intensive care units - "the most important metric of a health system’s ability to deal with the epidemic" - fell by 4% in France, the 14th consecutive daily decline


California’s Bay Area hospitals never had the "surge" of coronavirus patients that experts predicted, which has leftemergency rooms devoid of patients. 


California hospitals are now permitted to perform non-emergency surgeries. 


New cases in Turkey were the lowest since April 4th, and down from the previous day's total. 


Oklahoma, which "peaked on March 30", announced plans to reopen restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, churches, hair salons, spas, nail salons and pet groomers


Spain reported only a small increase in the number of new cases and deaths; "latest numbers are steady"


New cases in the Netherlands continued to fall for fifth straight day.


Spain has allowed factory and construction workers to return to their jobs. 


Cases in Florida "show some signs of slowing in recent days. 


Deaths in UK continued to decline


Testing is starting on another potential vaccine


Switzerland will start relaxing restrictions on April 27 with the reopening of hairdressers and beauty salons. 


California study shows virus is more pervasive than assumed, but far less deadly


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April 22, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - More Good News:


Vaccine trials have started in the UK.


Germany approved the first trial of a vaccine for Covid-19 jointly developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.


Vietnam had no new cases or deaths in the past week; is now lifting confinement and shutdown orders.


Belgium says the coronavirus crisis spiked about 10 days ago; will announce easing measures this Friday.


Health Secretary says UK is "at the peak"


New York plans to allow business reopenings "region by region"


Serbia lifts business restrictions on open-air food markets, bookstores.


Poland may allow hotels to reopen in May, as part of "second phase of relaxing coronavirus restrictions".


India partially eased lockdowns this week.


Death toll in Spain remains at plateau-level.


Spain closes makeshift morgue, "another sign that the health crisis is becoming manageable".


Volkswagen plans to resume operations in Spain, starting April 27th.


New cases continued to drop in the Czech Republic, even as the country has been easing restrictive measures.


McDonald's stores reopened in France.


Tennessee, West Virginia and Colorado announced plans to begin loosening restrictions in stages in the coming days.


Texas reopened state parks.


Spanish government aims to begin winding down the coronavirus lockdown in the second half of May.




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April 20, 2020 [Evening Rundown] - Continuing Good News:


South Carolina reopened some beaches today. 


Germany reported lowest daily increase in infections this month. 


Serbia eased stay-at-home restrictions. 


Netherlands relaxes its “intelligent lockdown” [which never included any stay-at-home “order”]; will permit children to play sports again beginning April 29th and schools to reopen on May 11th; country saw biggest daily decline in patients in intensive care since outbreak began.


Both the number of people hospitalized in Italy for coronavirus and the number in intensive care continued to decline. 


Number of coronavirus patients continues to slow in New York; state is now allowing outpatient medical procedures to resume. 


France reported lowest number of patients in intensive care in three weeks. 


Italy reported an almost equal number of virus recoveries and new infections; country is now drawing up plans to end lockdowns. 


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf - one of US governors most in favor of indiscriminate business shutdowns and “stay-at-home” lockdown “orders” - is now “weighing reopening parts of the state in early May” .


Governors of multiple US states are moving forward with plans to reopen businesses and ease lockdowns. 


Spain finally lifts [utterly inane and unfounded - in Editor’s opinion] order that prohibited children from leaving their homes - even to play - under any circumstances.


The White House is considering the possibility of providing liability protection to small businesses that reopen and put their employees back to work [Editor’s comment: that would be a “game-changer”. Employers would leap to reopen their businesses if that legal risk were eliminated. Employees would undoubtedly be free to make their own decisions about whether to return to work, but having done so they wouldn’t later be able to sue their employers for not protecting them by remaining closed.]


Outbreak in Turkey is starting to reach a plateau; country now “aims to return to normal life” in May. 


After all of the fear-mongering and hand-wringing about allowing in-person voting as usual in the Wisconsin primary, only seven people reportedly contacted coronavirus as a result of having participated. 


New cases in US slowed this week. 


Sweden - one of the few countries that did not impose panic-driven business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders - reported that rate of new infections in Stockholm peaked last week, and that one-third of the million people in that city will likely have had the virus by the beginning of May. 


New York had lowest number of new cases in a month. 


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April 20, 2020 [Morning Rundown] - Much More Good News:


CDC data show that there is now “Minimal” coronavirus activity in almost half of US states; “Low” in eleven others, “Moderate” in six others, “High” in eight others, and “Very High” only in New York and New Jersey.


Most US cases and deaths have  occurred in just two states - New York and New Jersey; nineteen states and Washington, D.C., have reported fewer than 100 deaths each. 


Denmark is reopening famed amusement park Tivoli Gardens; will lift restrictions on public gatherings of less than 500 people beginning May 10th. 


Coronavirus experts in the Netherlands are now advising the government to reopen schools. 


Number of people currently suffering from coronavirus in Italy dropped for the first time since the outbreak, and number of people in intensive care is the lowest in a month.


Austria is reopening all shops, schools, churches, beauty salons, restaurants, caterers, etc., on May 15th; [Editor’s note: partial reopening of shops last week evidently did not result in “second wave” of infections that have been widely predicted by same “experts” who promoted grossly inaccurate “first wave” models].


Italy now has more respirators than coronavirus patients in intensive care units, and number of those patients continues to drop. 


New cases in the Netherlands fell to the lowest number since March 23rd. 


Number of deaths from coronavirus "will barely cause a “blip” in German mortality statistics if the country is able to keep its spread under control as well as it is now”; 4,862 people have died; 95, 200 have recovered. 


New Zealand Prime Minister reports that the country is close to “completely eliminating” the coronavirus.


Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia eased lockdown measures and are allowing businesses to reopen. 


French research indicates that children exposed to the coronavirus do not transmit it to others. 


South Dakota, which issued only voluntary guidelines and did not impose mandatory stay-at-home and business closure orders, has second-fewest coronavirus cases in the US. 


New hospital admissions in Belgium have fallen to lowest number in more than a month. 


Spain had lowest number of new infections in three days; “about half their levels at the start of April”, prompting the government to shift focus to a possible easing of lockdown measures


Italy plans to ease restrictions beginning May 4th.


Seven US states have announced plans to start reopening in the next two weeks; collectively they make up about one-fifth of GDP. 


New cases in Germany rose by the smallest number all month. 


US FDA approves first at-home coronavirus test. 


LA study indicates virus may be more widespread and less deadly than thought. 


South Carolina eases restrictions; will allow department stores and some other retail businesses previously deemed “non-essential” to reopen. 


Former FDA Director said "it might be possible" that 1 million people have been exposed to the virus in metro New York - “latest suggestion that the US mortality rate is much lower than the official numbers reflect - one more reason for governors to move ahead with reopening.”



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April 20, 2020 - More Good News:


Epidemiologists are now harshly criticizing the infamous coronavirus model that led US and state governments to create draconian lockdown policies, stating that it was “flawed and misleading”, and they “warn against relying on it as the basis for government decision-making”. 


The “expert” who created the infamously inaccurate coronavirus model that led US and state governments to create draconian lockdown policies now defends himself by saying, “all models are flawed”.  


Tennessee Governor announces the state will end its stay-at-home order on April 30th.


Some large US manufacturers are restarting operations. 


New infections in the US dropped to the lowest level in two weeks. 


Georgia [US] governor lifts “lockdowns”; allows businesses to reopen as early as this Friday, including gyms, hair salons, bowling alleys, restaurants, and movie theaters. [Editor’s note - if the dire “second waves” of infections fail to occur in states and countries that are now ending their lockdowns, the “experts” who made those predictions and created the wildly-inaccurate “first wave” models will have a lot of explaining to do, as will governmental leaders who allowed those unelected actors to dictate rash and unprecedented social policies.]


New cases in the UK have “stopped rising”.


Head of French national Health Agency says epidemic is trending downward; number of patients in intensive care has dropped for 12th straight day; number of hospitalizations has also continued to fall for a sixth straight day, to the lowest in two weeks. 


Florida’s governor, noting that experts’ “predictions of massively overwhelmed hospitals haven’t materialized”, announced that the state is making plans to ease lockdowns. 


“Situation has stabilized” in Serbia, resulting in easing of some restrictions. 


South Carolina eases restrictions, allowing small businesses including florists and shoe shops to reopen. 


Continued success of Sweden’s “light-touch model” (no stay-at-home orders or business shutdowns), will increasingly pressure governments that took much harsher measures to reverse course. [It will be impossible for them to get their citizens to believe their experts’ new “second-wave” warnings, especially since the models those same experts created turned out to be astoundingly wrong].


New infections in Texas fell by 19%, the fourth consecutive daily decline. 


Luxembourg allows stores to reopen; will reopen schools on May 4th.


New York Governor Cuomo now says state is “past the high point and all indications at this point are that we are on a descent”. 


Italy reported fewest new coronavirus cases since March 10th; continuing drop in daily death rate; decline in total number of current infections; and that 1, 822 recovered in the last day.


UK reported 8% drop in new cases and lowest daily increase in deaths since April 6th


“Flood of new research suggests that far more people have had the coronavirus without any symptoms” - ”we have just been off the mark by huge, huge numbers” [which would mean the virus is far less lethal than the seasonal flu]. Head of CDC now believes the infection number is 25%; Vice Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff believes it’s as high as 70%.


“Almost every influential model that has been advanced about the spread of the coronavirus was flawed…they almost all…exaggerated morbidity...[and] some disastrous public policy resulted”. 


Hong Kong had no new cases, for the first time since March.


Spain’s Health Emergency Chief stated that the rate of new infections is “falling a lot, even more than we had thought”. 


Coronavirus in Belgium has “passed its peak”; hospital admissions at lowest level in a month and deaths are slowing; country has allowed home improvement and garden centers to reopen; now moving toward “de-confinement”. 


Malaysia had smallest daily increase in new cases - 36 in total - since March 12th, and no deaths.


Denmark’s Health Minister says the nation has “gotten control of the epidemic”.


Germany successfully slowed the spread of the coronavirus and its health system never got overwhelmed; used spare capacity to treat patients from other countries. 


Lockdowns ease worldwide.


Ghana became first country in sub-Saharan Africa to lift lockdowns. 


Germany had lowest daily number of new infections this month.


Germany has allowed schools to reopen. 


Czech Republic eased lockdown restrictions, allowing small businesses including farmers markets, craft shops, car dealerships and dog grooming salons to reopen; will allow bars and restaurants to reopen on May 25th, and all other businesses to reopen on June 8th.


Iran allowed shopping malls and bazars to reopen today. 


Rate of new infections and deaths remained at plateau level in Spain. 


Rate of new infections slowed in Russia. 


Rate of new infections in Australia slowed to lowest level in weeks; three of its most populated states recorded a total of only 7.


South Korea eased lockdowns, permitting shopping malls, parks, golf courses and some restaurants to reopen. 


India starts easing lockdowns in a “staggered exit”, allowing some rural shops and businesses to reopen. 


Data show that the world is now “over the coronacurve”; many countries are in or near recovery; overall lockdown periods now generally match Covid-19 life cycle (up to 2 weeks incubation + 3 weeks from symptoms to recovery).



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April 19, 2020 - More Good News:


Coronavirus deaths decline in New York.


Italy had fewest deaths and lowest increase in new cases in a month.


Shipyards are reopening in Italy, starting tomorrow.


Portugal, which did not shut down industrial and transport activities like other countries, had lowest daily increase in new infections in a month. 


French Prime Minister says virus peaked earlier this month and is “now receding slowly but surely”; number of hospitalized people dropped for fifth straight day, and number of people in intensive care dropped for 11th straight day.


None of the “grim projections” made by US Health Officials - “hundreds of thousands of deaths…mass shortages of intensive care beds…and a dearth of ventilators” - came to pass.


Daily death toll in the UK dropped by almost one-third. 


Thailand had no coronavirus deaths yesterday.


Germany lifts restrictions on business closings - most small stores are now permitted to reopen, starting tomorrow. 


Poland will reopen parks and forests tomorrow, and ease limits on number of people allowed in stores. 


Canada’s Prime Minister, “most upbeat since the crisis began”, said, “we’re seeing the numbers trend in the right direction”.


Israel has started easing restrictions, allowing some businesses to reopen and “relaxing control over movement of citizens”. 


Sweden’s top epidemiologist says “latest figures on infection rates and fatalities indicate the situation is starting to stabilize; Public Health Authority reports country is not experiencing increases in daily infection rates or hospitalizations; and Volvo is restarting production at its Swedish plants on Monay. [Editor’s note: Sweden’s government never forced businesses to close or imposed the draconian “lockdowns” that have been imposed by other governments throughout the world; it simply “urged citizens to act responsibly and follow social distancing guidelines”. 


Spain reported the smallest increase in deaths in four weeks, and that new infections have continued to slow. 


Spain announces it is lifting restrictions on children - will permit them to leave their homes beginning April 27th. 


Deaths and hospital admissions slowed in the Netherlands; lowest daily death rate in over three weeks.


New infections in South Korea dropped to a daily rate of only eight people (from a high of 909 at the end of February - fewest cases since outbreak started); now plans to reopen parks and stop advising religious organizations, gyms and bars to suspend their operations.


Massachusetts study results indicate that virus could be far more widespread and much less lethal than believed”; data  could indicate true level of “herd immunity”  


Texas, Indiana and some other states have announced plans to allow some retailing and other activities to resume; Florida and South Carolina have reopened some beaches. 


Daily death rate in New York continued to fall on Saturday; less than 550 for the first time in two weeks. 


Daily death toll in Spain dropped to lowest number in nearly a month.


Europe is starting to let commercial life “breathe again”. 


Belgium reported that its death rate fell sharply -  down 45% from Thursday, and that the number of coronavirus patients discharged from its hospitals was greater than the number of admissions.


Germany had lowest increase in new cases in four days; 30% drop.


China resumed full operations of the world’s biggest container port. 


India announced plans to restart industrial activity in some areas of the country.




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April 18, 2020 - Much More Good News:


The US CDC is currently reviewing the “stunning” result of coronavirus testing in a Boston homeless shelter - 100% of people who tested positive had no symptoms. [Editor’s note - that finding again suggests that “herd immunity” protection is already far more prevalent than all of the “expert” models have predicted].


New Projection of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Much Lower Than Initial Estimate”. [Editor’s note - what a great business! When your astoundingly incorrect projections turn out to be historically wrong and epically ruinious, just change your “model”, make some new “expert” predictions, and keep getting published and paid. Who wouldn’t want in on that?]


Greece reported only two new deaths yesterday, and number of patients on ventilators in intensive care continues to decline [now down to 68 people]. 


Spain is now planning to ease lockdowns of children. 


Death rate in Italy remained flat.


New case rate in US continues to slow.


New Jersey reported that hospital discharges are now outpacing admissions, and the state is seeing a slower rate of growth in both cases and deaths.


Israel is easing lockdown restrictions.


Turkey reported a decrease in number of new cases.


Italy reported the fewest deaths in six days; a slight decline in new cases; and that the number of patients in intensive care fell for the 15th straight day. 


Sweden [which never imposed the draconian “lockdown” measures that have been taken by most other countries - in particular it always allowed schools, bars, restaurants, and other businesses to remain open - reported that “pressure on the intensive care units seems to be easing and pressure on health care services has been somewhat relieved”. [Editor’s Note: if it ultimately turns out that the “hands off” Swedish approach did not cause a higher death rate or swamp its hospital system, there will be political hell to pay for leaders of other countries, states, and cities who made rash decisions [largely based on flawed “expert” modeling] which have caused such unprecedented economic destruction and social misery].


UK drafts plan to allow schools to reopen on May 11th.


Spanish health official says data shows [sic] that the disease is decreasing in the population”. 


Rate of increase of new cases in Turkey dropped by more than half from the rate ten days ago. 


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation just “changed its model”, slashing its prior Florida death forecast by 28%. [Editor’s note - it was forced to do so, given the highly embarrassing fact that the number of deaths it previously projected never materialized].


New York reported a sharp decline in deaths; the “first time the daily toll dropped below 600 in 12 days”.


When [in the Editor’s strong opinion], even the most frightened, histrionic, and pitifully hand-wringing governor in the country - New York's Andrew Cuomo - now says that "a recent drop in hospitalizations and other improving metrics indicated the state may be past the peak of its coronavirus crisis and on a path toward stabilizing its battered healthcare system", it's a good indication that the coronavirus "pandemic" is on the way out. But in fact the formerly panic-stricken Cuomo remarkably said even more: "we're past the plateau and we're starting to descend".  [Editors note: amazing turnabout from all of the historically-embarrassing “we’re all doomed” cries he’s been making from day one.] 


Number of people hospitalized for coronavirus in France fell for the fourth straight day, "the biggest decline yet".


Number of patients in intensive care in France dropped for the 10th straight day, and number of virus hospitalizations has fallen for three consecutive days.


Albania plans to reopen most business activities on Monday, from watch repair shops to mining.


Death rate increase continued to slow in France.


Sri Lanka is starting to end curfews. 


“Top coronavirus model significantly lowers total estimates of US deaths in new projection” [Note: that’s the patently flawed model that has driven virtually all of the draconian restrictions state and federal authorities in the US have put in effect, and it it the second such revision]. 


Antibody testing conducted in Santa Clara County - which showed that the actual infection rate is 85 times higher than the infection rate assumed by the failed coronavirus model which has driven virtually all of the draconian restrictions state and federal authorities in the US have put in effect - indicates that the model’s estimated death rate has been far too high


“A sobering result” - 64% of people who were tested in a study in Chelsea, Massachusetts, were found to have coronavirus even though they appeared healthy [a statistic which shows that the percentage of people who die from the disease is far lower than the death rates all models have estimated, and which indicates that “herd immunity” is far more advanced than has been assumed].


Stanford study which revealed that a vastly larger number of people have had coronavirus than all experts had previously assumed shows that “death rate is clearly way, way, lower” than has been reported, and…herd immunity may be starting which “creates a block to spread of the virus”. 


New test data indicate that known cases are likely only a small portion of the true number of infections, and thus high case-fatality rates “could be off by orders of magnitude”. 


There is “little evidence” to confirm the premise that Covid-19 would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines…and projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high.


New Stanford study suggests “Covid-19 much more widespread than thought, and no more deadly than flu”.


Rate of new infections is “slowing across Europe”; France and Spain are dismantling field hospitals;, while number of people infected by each person with Covid-19 fell below one for the first time. 


A fact that’s rarely noted in any of the breathless reporting about Covid-19 [but should be the lead statement in every one: “most of those sickened by the virus recover”.


Texas starts easing restrictions - permits stores to sell curbside, “nonessential surgery” to resume, and state parks to reopen; Florida also allows municipalities to reopen parks and beaches. 


Spanish Health official reports that “the disease is decreasing in the population”. 


UK National Medical Director reports that hospital admissions are dropping, and “we’re not seeing a growth in the number of positive tests”.


French military is dismantling a field hospital that was set up to relieve pressure on other hospitals, as “the virus has receded” in the Mulhouse region. 


More than 74,000 people in Spain have recovered from the coronavirus; “pressure on hospitals has relaxed”. 


Singapore’s Prime Minister reported that the “vast majority of [coronavirus] cases among migrant workers were mild as the workers are young”.


Hospital admissions continued to slow in the Netherlands; grew less than 1% - “a record low”. 


Number of people hospitalized for coronavirus fell  in Portugal. 


Daily coronavirus death toll fell in Iran, to lowest in a month.


“South Korea successfully flattened the curve on COVID-19 in 20 days without enforcing extreme draconian measures that restrict freedom and movement of people”. 


Experimental drug Remdesivir shows promise for treating those with severe Covid-19 symptoms. 


Spain’s death toll continues to “rise at a slower pace”.


Iran partially reopens its capital as coronavirus deaths hit one-month low.


Number of new cases in Italy continued to decline. 


Croatia had lowest daily increase in new infections since March 17th 




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April 17, 2020 - More Good News:


Current worldwide death toll from the Covid-19 coronavirus is 150,000, [which to give some badly-needed perspective is less than 1% of the 20 million people who died from the Spanish Flu in 1918-1920]. 


Researchers in California found that the actual number of people who have or may have had coronavirus may be 85 times higher than figures upon which “death rates” are currently being calculated - [an astounding difference that would mean actual death rates are far lower than those from ordinary annual seasonal flus, and that calls into question the “science-based” rationale for virtually all of the current draconian actions that have been taken by governments worldwide]. 


Testing of sailors aboard aircraft carrier showed that majority were infected with coronavirus but had no symptoms [an astounding fact that calls into question the “science-based” rationale for virtually all of the draconian actions that have been taken by governments worldwide].


Four days after lifting restrictions, both infection and death rates in Austria continued to decline.


Death rate in Italy continued to decline.


New infection rate and death rate both continued to decline in UK.


Texas and Minnesota have taken steps to reduce restrictions.


Florida is reopening some beaches. 


New case rate in New York rose less than 1%; rate is now almost zero. 


New case rate in France rose less than 1%; rate is now almost zero; number of patients in intensive care down more than 1,000 from April 8 peak; and rate of increase in new cases declined for the second day running.


New infection rate in New Jersey continued to slow. 


Just today - after weeks and weeks of screaming headlines, unprecedented panic, and draconian restrictions - the US death rate for Covid-19 passed the “estimated” death rate for the annual seasonal flu [which estimate is lower than actual numbers have proven in years past].


Studies show that far more people have been infected with coronavirus than the “experts” have ever assumed in their “models” - one calculates 85 times more - [which would mean that all reported “percentages of infected people who die” have been wildly excessive]. 


Infection rate continues to fall in Germany; outbreak has now become “manageable”; number of patients who have recovered has been higher than the number of new infections every day this week. 


Infection rate continues to fall in Switzerland; country starts loosening restrictions.


Deaths in UK hospitals decreased


Portugal had the smallest daily increase in new cases since March 19, and number of patients in intensive care units also fell.


Italy continues to see decreasing trend in number of new cases. 


Malaysia had smallest daily increase in new cases since March 19th. 


Spain’s health minister said “peak of the virus had been reached”. 


Denmark removes more restrictions on movement; hairdressers, judges, and others going back to work next week. 


Roche plans to start selling antibody test next month. 


Virus vaccine may be ready for production by fall. 


Study shows regular exercise can keep virus from turning deadly. 


Experimental virus drug shows promise in trial; significant reduction in treatment times’; “fever curves falling”. 


Austria, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland all easing restrictions; Sweden never imposed draconian measures used by other countries. 


Austria will permit museums and some other cultural places to reopen in mid-May.


Death rates continued to fall in Italy and Spain.


Citizens worldwide are beginning to revolt against inane and often patently-unlawful governmental restrictions that are “out of proportion” to the risks posed by Covid-19. 


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April 16, 2020 - More Good News:


Boeing is restarting aircraft production in Seattle.


Report indicates experimental drug Remdesivir shortened hospitalizations of infected patients in Chicago. 


Deaths fell in France for the first time in four days, and the number of patients in intensive care fell for the eighth straight day. 


French Health Agency Chief says country has reached “plateau”, and crisis appears to be going “downward”. 


Slovenia had no coronavirus deaths on Wednesday; plans to ease restrictions starting next week. 


Poland planning to reopen parks on April 20th. 


Mexico [which has only 5,847 reported cases as of this moment, despite being far poorer than countries much harder hit, but virtually no reporters have examined that anomaly], plans to reopen schools and businesses on June 1st. 


Ireland has “contained and effectively suppressed” the outbreak in its “population at large”. 


Hospitalizations in New York state have started to decrease; “things have really stabilized”.


UK statistics show that 91% of people who died from coronavirus had at least one pre-existing health condition; most common one was chronic heart disease. 


Death toll in Iran slowed for fifth day in a row. 


Number of hospitalizations declined in Belgium, as well as number of people in intensive care. 


Rise in new infections slowed in Russia. 


German carmakers are planning to re-start production next week. 


Switzerland will start to lift restrictions on April 27th.


Growth rate of new infections in Australia has “steadied in the low percentage single digits”. 


Jordan is easing restrictions. 


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April 15, 2020 - More Good News:


Average daily rate of increase slowed in US


Small shops and schools are reopening in Germany.


New Jersey had smallest increase in new cases since end of March.


Italy had fewest new cases in 4.5 weeks. 


Luxembourg is reopening schools.


Number of patients hospitalized in Portugal fell. 


New cases in the Netherlands dropped for the fifth straight day.


Just two short weeks after panic-stricken Governor Cuomo hysterically claimed that New York needed tens of thousands more ventilators; that doctors would have to decide who lives and who dies; and that its entire hospital system would be be overwhelmed…none of that happened. On the contrary, the situation suddenly “stabilized” to such an extent that New York is now giving away unneeded ventilators. 


UK’s top medical adviser says outbreak is “probably peaking”. 


Virus “curve” has flattened in Portugal.


New infection rate and daily death rate both slowed in Italy.


CDC Director says 40% of US states “have had limited impact from the new coronavirus” and are ready to reopen.


Deaths in Spain continue to decline. 


For the first time since the start of the epidemic, number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 has fallen in France. 


Number of people in intensive care units in France has fallen for seventh straight day in a row. 


Despite all dire predictions, Health care capacity at London hospitals “never went above 80%”. 


New Jersey reported a “record slowdown”; its lowest new-infection numbers since beginning of outbreak. 


UK, Italy and Spain all reported slowdowns in new cases and/or deaths.


Lombardy, the northern Italian region that was an “early hotbed for the outbreak”, is now looking to reopen on May 4th. 


UK Department of Health and Social Care reported a slowdown in both deaths and new cases on Wednesday. 


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April 14, 2020 - More Good News:


New York coronavirus cases “fall for first time”. [Editorial comment - wow…just a few weeks ago we were being told that the world was ending; New York’s health care system was doomed to be overwhelmed; people would be selected for life or death, etc., etc., etc. Prior to New York’s outbreak the same panic-whipping stories were written about Seattle, Los Angeles, and other cities that are now not even in the news at all.  This flu appears to be taking a very well-known path, and to date it has done far less damage than the annual seasonal flu.]


Spain is “flattening the curve”. 


Outbreak is showing “clear signs of slowing” in Iceland, and country is now planning to lift lockdowns.


Dr. Ali Mokdad, the so-called “expert” who created the outrageously-false “models” which caused extreme panic and draconian lockdowns in US now says [without apology and  with a completely straight face] - worst is behind us”. 


New coronavirus cases in Italy fell to the lowest number in a month. 


California outlines plan for lifting “stay at home” orders


US finalizing plans to ease national shutdown; will permit state governors to reopen “as they see fit”. 


Austria, Spain, & Italy ease lockdowns.


Thousands of shops reopened in Austria.


Spain had fewest new cases since March 20th; Germany’s infection rate dropped for fifth consecutive day; Netherlands had slowest increase in new cases since February; auto factories in Europe start reopening; death toll slows in Iran


New infections and hospitalizations rates continue to slow in California; state now planning to ease lockdowns.


Ten US states are making coordinated plans to end lockdowns. 


Numbers of hospitalizations and patients in intensive care continue to fall in Denmark; country is now planning earlier easing of lockdowns.


Rate of new infections has “slowed significantly” in South Africa; never reached the “explosive rate that was initially feared.


Increase in new infections has slowed in Poland and Czechia; both countries are now starting to lift lockdowns. 


New York hospitalizations continued to flatten, with total admissions virtually stable at 18,000 and with ICU patients and intubations declining since Sunday


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April 13, 2020 - More Good News:


[L]ack of fresh hot spots in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world yielded a ray of optimism and fueled discussions Monday about how some places might begin to reopen”.


US coronavirus epidemic appears to be hitting its peak”.


New York Governor Cuomo declares that “the worst is over”.  


Welcome sign of sanity: “governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware said on Monday that they would work together to plan for reopening the region’s economies, schools and other important elements”. 


Spain had fewest new cases in more than three weeks, and its daily death toll decreased. 


Coronavirus has stabilized across the US and is expected to show declines in days ahead.


Coronavirus cases in Germany registered their smallest increase this month.


Coronavirus deaths and infections slowed in the Netherlands


Spain starts lifting lockdowns


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April 12, 2020 - Easter Sunday - Much More Good News:


Data show “we have already flattened the curve…[and]…we have not saturated the health care system…[and]…children are at almost no risk from this disease”.


Italy reports that only about 3% of currently-infected people are in serious condition.


Global infection rate dropped by almost 50% from last week, according to JP Morgan analysis of Johns Hopkins data.


New Jersey starts planning to reopen after seeing sixth straight day of declining infections.


US case rate fell for second straight day.


New cases in France fell to lowest rate in a week


Deaths in New York fell for the third straight day.


FDA Commissioner says US is “very close to peak” of pandemic.


Michigan removes two-thirds of beds from under-construction “field hospital”, because they’re not needed


Now even Chief Pessimist Fauci sees US easing lockdown measures in May. 


Infection and death rates both fell in Spain. 


Iran lifts travel ban and other social distancing restrictions 


Germany had smallest increase in coronavirus cases in five days.


China no longer has enough patients with severe symptoms to continue test of antiviral drug. 


French deaths fell for a second day and new infections rose the least in three days


Israel will soon begin to ease restrictions.


Rate of increase of both infections and deaths continued  to slow in the Netherlands. 


Schools in Beijing are reopening


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April 11, 2020 - More Good News:


Both hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care have continued to “slow dramatically” in New York. Only 85 new hospitalizations were reported Saturday, the fewest since at least March 16. 


Death rates slowed in Spain, France, and Germany


Spain reported lowest one-day increase in deaths from the coronavirus since March 23; begins loosening lockdown. 


Italy’s daily death and infection rates have both [continued to] decline; number of people in intensive care declined for eighth day in a row; 2,079 more people were declared recovered from the previous day. 


Death rate in UK declined today. 


Increase in new US cases was 5.6% - significantly below the average daily pace of 8.8% over the past week.


Number of new French deaths fell for a second day, and new infections rose the least in three days


“Expert’” model that projected hundreds of thousands of deaths, rampant infection rates, insufficient hospital beds, and overwhelmed healthcare systems proven to be wildly inaccurate


“Expert” who created wildly inaccurate model that caused panic and hysterical lockdown actions throughout the US now says, with neither apology nor explanation, “data is showing the mortality will be declining from now on”.


Wildly inaccurate model that caused panic and hysterical lockdown actions throughout the US has been “revised”;  now projects a “vastly smaller number of coronavirus deaths”. 


Spain reported lowest daily deaths in three weeks, and a greatly-reduced rate of new infections - 3% now, as opposed to 20% two weeks ago. 


Fatalities declined in New York; Germany recorded the smallest increase in deaths in 10 days; increase in cases in Russia dipped for the first time in a week; number of patients in intensive care dropped in Belgium, along with number of reported cases. 


Antibody testing raises possibility that there is a “ceiling on the number of people who are prone to be infected with the disease”, and that lockdowns are the wrong approach. 


CDC predicts  that the outbreak will continue to decline in coming weeks. 


New York beginning to flatten the curve; hospitalization rates slowed this week


Death rate slowed in UK. 


Spain registered its lowest daily increase in deaths from coronavirus since March 23; now planning to reopen thousands of businesses. 


Number of people in intensive care dropped in France


Germany reported decline in rate of new infections


Pace of new infections “slowed dramatically” in Australia and New Zealand last week. 


All of the Covid-19 models were “ridiculously wrong”; actual data “in line with a severe flu season”.


Trend of new cases and deaths continued to decline in Italy. 



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April 10, 2020 - More Good News:


68% of severely ill patients who were given a new drug improved. The “journalist” who reported that remarkable result in this article added a patently ridiculous editorial comment - “there’s no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug because there was no comparison group”. In fact the opposite is true, and even a child would know it - on its face a more than two-thirds success rate is  far better than a default 50% chance. 


Spain had smallest daily increase in deaths since March 24th. 


Medical workers in France believe “peak has passed”; number of people in intensive care has fallen for sixth straight day.


Growth of new cases in Ireland is almost half of what it was a week ago


Promising coronavirus treatment drugs could be relatively inexpensive


Small but promising shoots of sanity: Italy is allowing bookshops, stationery stores, sellers of baby clothes and companies linked to forestry [whatever that means] to reopen.


Rise in  US cases has slowed


Number of patients in intensive care in France has declined for the second day. 


Hospitalizations in New York have dropped to lowest level since the shutdown began.


South Korea reports lowest daily rate of infections since outbreak; none in prior hotspot city.


Death toll curve is flattening in Spain.


German studies indicate many people may already be immune, and Europe may be close to “herd immunity”.


Seattle field hospital built to treat expected overflow of patients that never occurred is dismantled and sent elsewhere.


Antibody tests will soon be available in US; Spain is allowing “non-essential” factory and construction workers to go back to work next week; Spain death toll is lowest since March 24th, and both rate of contagion and mortality are dropping in Spain [link].


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April 9, 2020 - More Good News:


“Latest modeling” shows significantly better picture than earlier “modeling” - sooner peak date for hospital resource use and daily deaths:

        https://tinyurl.com/tylb5yq


 A New York doctor’s reported success in treating patients with a combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin (Z-Pak), and zinc sulfate is being reviewed by physicians worldwide, as well as by the White House:

        https://tinyurl.com/tuywudn


    Second vaccine trial starts in US:

       https://tinyurl.com/wxwtjkq


    Infections are slowing in Portugal; only 241 people now in intensive care:

        https://tinyurl.com/sbbm22z


    New York state has fewest hospitalizations since outbreak began; New Jersey expects to reach peak in 2-3 days; number of people in intensive care units in California drops:

        https://tinyurl.com/tdvb5s9


    US now expected to have far fewer deaths than doomsday projections “experts” previously made:

       https://tinyurl.com/vuos5jl


    After speculating that millions of people in US could die, Chief Scaremonger Fauci now projects less than 60K deaths; coronavirus hospitalizations in New York have dropped so steeply that even unhinged de Blasio now admits that the city won’t need more ventilators:

        https://tinyurl.com/taxjshn


Spain had fewer deaths; US is starting to see “flattening of the curve” in New York; Pfizer and BioNTech will start testing a vaccine this month; Netherlands sees lowest daily gain in hospital intakes since outbreak began; infections and deaths slow in Italy and Spain:

        https://tinyurl.com/qo3uva2


    Shanghai reopening schools: 

       https://tinyurl.com/v5ryc99


    Curve in Italy “starting to decline and stabilize...number of infections is decreasing”:

        https://tinyurl.com/sajfcnj


    “Positive trend” in Germany:

        https://tinyurl.com/ta2hubr


    Austria planning to reopen schools and small shops after Easter:

        https://tinyurl.com/ruzhgf3


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April 8, 2020 - More Good News:


    Switzerland plans to lift coronavirus restrictions in April:

        https://tinyurl.com/v6b7vbt


Death rate declined in Italy, as did number of people in intensive care; and that latter number has declined for five consecutive days:

        https://tinyurl.com/vnwn2c3


Deaths, hospitalizations and new infections are leveling off in Italy, Spain, & New York, and hospitalizations are decreasing in New York:

       https://apnews.com/37fe182d4b1a68a2f1c0c8ded494d398


    Growth  in US coronavirus cases showed signs of slowing Wednesday: 

        https://tinyurl.com/udytwz3


    Wuhan ends lockdown:

       https://tinyurl.com/vp3t33x


    Decline in new virus cases in Italy and Spain eases pressure on ICUs:

       https://tinyurl.com/u6d7deb


    Rate of new infections in UK stable; “signs for optimism” in the new numbers:

        https://tinyurl.com/vodnwmd


    Even US Chief Pessimist Fauci sees “possible turnaround start”; increase in new cases in Netherlands less  than daily average last week; new cases and fatalities decline in Iran;  hospitalized coronavirus cases decline for first time in Belgium:

        https://tinyurl.com/tkff3ln


    Coronavirus trends show glimmer of hope:

        https://tinyurl.com/wh87p6v


    New data shows curves flattening: 

        https://tinyurl.com/rwzacm5


    Rate of new infections slows in UK:

        https://tinyurl.com/r6m8rs8


    Growth of new coronavirus cases slows in Czechia:

        https://tinyurl.com/t4kzxqt


    Italy, Austria, and Denmark planning to unwind lockdowns:

        https://tinyurl.com/wxu56g5


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April 7, 2020 - More Good News:    


     Daily growth rate of pandemic in California, New York, and Washington State “essentially zero”:

        https://tinyurl.com/rwzacm5


    Wuhan reopens; new infections slowed in US epicenter:

        https://tinyurl.com/tkff3ln


 Epidemic is “under control” in Norway:

        https://tinyurl.com/t3pf7qlI


    Italy reports fewest new infections since March 13th:

        https://tinyurl.com/wg22vqh


    Death rates continue to slow in Italy and France; Portugal has lowest daily rise in infections since outbreak began; zero coronavirus deaths in China; and even US Chief Pessimist Fauci says he’s “cautiously optimistic”:

        https://tinyurl.com/tm2dfdw


    Italy weighs easing lockdown curbs; death rate in NY flat for second day; death rate slows in Netherlands:

        https://tinyurl.com/wg22vqh


    Austria and Denmark plan to exit lockdowns after Easter:

        https://tinyurl.com/uccclo7


    Death rate increase slows in Netherlands:

        https://tinyurl.com/rt4m57w


    Sharp drop in rate of new cases in Australia:

        https://tinyurl.com/wjgq8px


    Death rate in Spain slowed for fourth day; Norway’s Health Minister says “epidemic under control”; Czechia reported slowest daily rise in confirmed cases; Denmark planning to reopen schools and day care centers:

        https://tinyurl.com/s6ffh67


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April 6, 2020 - Good News on Many Fronts:


    Czech government plans to relax lockdown as growth of new infections has leveled off:

        https://tinyurl.com/rwny3v9


     Austria preparing to reopen shops day after Easter:

        https://tinyurl.com/rovv75y


    Death rate in Spain slowed for fourth day in a row:

        https://tinyurl.com/sr8hh2r


     France seeing fewer people needing ICU treatments:

        https://tinyurl.com/uetxb37


    Denmark to ease lockdown restrictions starting next week:

        https://tinyurl.com/sndsozo


    Infection Rate “Starting to plateau” in New Jersey as well as New York:

       https://tinyurl.com/qm6rump


    New York showing “indications of hitting a plateau”; UK deaths slow for second day; French cases leveling off; Italy’s new cases lowest in three weeks; Denmark and Austria start easing curbs:

        https://tinyurl.com/thxpp6o


    Continued slowing in Portugal, Spain, and the Netherlands:

         https://tinyurl.com/qpovk7p


    …As well as In Germany...and deaths fell for the first time in New York…and they also fell in Iran...and a new drug showed promise in Israel…and France has stabilized:

         https://tinyurl.com/r3ro8hk


    Both Italy and France had their lowest death tolls in two weeks:

        https://tinyurl.com/vk7qh4l

        https://tinyurl.com/rfyp9yg


    Spain, Germany, Austria, and Czechia are all making plans to ease lockdowns:

        https://tinyurl.com/uzbuhg4

        https://tinyurl.com/tmhhquh    

        https://tinyurl.com/syn6sjl

        https://tinyurl.com/rhwmwcg