Good News Monday 28.06.2021

Have you had your daily dose of good news today? Take a break with some positive news from last week, brought to you by Joint Narrative!

The Ebola outbreak that emerged in Guinea mid-February has finally ended as declared by the World Health Organisation.

To add another reason for switching to renewable energy projects, recent research finds that not only are renewable energy projects more sustainable in terms of being environment-friendly but they also cost less than coal based energy projects.

Latest research on current vaccinations effectiveness against the Delta variant finds that Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations are highly effective in preventing severe sickness and death.

Good News Monday 07.06.2021

What’s the point of good news when the world seems so bleak? There’s quite a few actually.

A little bit of positive news regularly has been proven to boost one’s overall mental wellbeing and even immune system. It’s important to remember and remind oneself of good things!

The Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network has vowed to plant 18 million trees by 2031 in its new initiative by the name of Clyde Climate Forest initiative.

The declining Covid-19 infection and death rate for India, along with increasing vaccination rates, has led some Indian states to slowly start to reopen while experts still advise caution.

Joe Biden, following on his promises of better environmental legislation, has suspended the oil and gas drilling program in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge which had been approved by the Trump administration.  

Good News Monday 24.05.2021

Happy Monday everyone! Start off your week with some fresh news. Good news, that is!

Clinical Trials of Malaria vaccine demonstrate 77% effectiveness in initial trials on young children aged 5-17 months. This is a huge feat as the vaccination could help reduce the annual average death toll of 400,000 people , comprising mostly of children and infants below 5, caused by Malaria.

In 3 independent clinical trials for corrective gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), 48 out of the 50 children who received a corrective gene now have working immune systems, two to three years later after the therapy treatment.

Due to their superior smelling abilities, dogs are being trained to sniff out Coronavirus patients to speed up the detection process, especially at airports, concerts and other mass gatherings. According to the latest trials, the accuracy of the process can range up to 94%.

Good News Monday 17.5.2021

Here is a little something to make your Monday a bit brighter amidst these desolate times.

The Biden Administration has vowed to reinstate protections for migratory birds in North America that had previously been revoked under the Trump Administration in a broad effort to loosen restrictions on energy development businesses.

Early data on effectiveness of vaccinations against the more transmissible Indian variant of COVID-19 suggest that current vaccines will continue to offer high protection from death and severe illness.

A regrown forest area, primarily along the coast of Mongolia, can potentially absorb one years’ worth of US carbon emissions.

Good News Monday 1.3.21

Spring is here! Here’s your round up of good news from last week.

Chloe Zhao wins ‘Best Director’ at the 2021 Golden Globes for her film Nomadland. This makes her the first Asian American woman to win this award and the first woman in 40 years.

The FDA has approved a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson&Johnson.

Running Tide, a startup from Maine, is fighting climate change by developing a system that stores carbon at the bottom of the ocean through kelp farms.

Good News Monday 15.2.21

Not gonna lie, it was hard to find a whole lot of good news from last week! But here we are, your recap of good news from Joint Narrative. 

The UK has vaccinated 15 million people against COVID-19, including the top four priority groups.

An Israeli study has found that after receiving both doses of the Pfizer jab, cases of symptomatic COVID-19 have fallen 94%.

Prominent women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been released from prison in Saudi Arabia, after spending nearly 3 years incarcerated.