Looking on the Bright Side of COVID-19

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  1. Nathanville profile image94
    Nathanvilleposted 16 months ago

    The NHS:  Described as “The Nearest Thing Brits Have to a Religion”

    For the 2nd Thursday in a row, and now set to become a Regular Event

    Clap for The NHS

    In these trying times, what stories do you have from where you live, of acts of charity, good will and high spirts, to boost Morale?

    1. profile image0
      PrettyPantherposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I spoke with a young man at the grocery store (from a proper distance) who was on his fifth shopping trip that day for elderly people. He said that was basically his "new job" because he was laid off and wanted something to do.

      1. Nathanville profile image94
        Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        It’s really nice to hear how caring people can be, I guess it’ll help to stop him from going stir-crazy, and help to keep him fit – LOL.

      2. Glenis Rix profile image96
        Glenis Rixposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        My hero - proud of, and humbled by, Captain Tom. Will be 100 yrs young on the 24th April - raised £18MILLION by completing 100 laps of his garden, It has been a privilege to watch the BBC Breakfast programme devoted to his achievement.

        Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore finishes 100th lap in NHS fundraiser https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52306266

        1. Nathanville profile image94
          Nathanvilleposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I know, he's brilliant.  He deserves a knighthood, and I think come the next Queen's honours list (on her official birthday in June) there's a good likelihood that he will be knighted; I hope so anyway, and if so then quite rightly so.

  2. Nathanville profile image94
    Nathanvilleposted 16 months ago

    For Britain, its our 'Admiration' of the NHS:-

    •    Britons again show gratitude to NHS heroes fighting coronavirus https://youtu.be/2gWPIqrCQ3I

    •    Volunteers across UK deliver meals to NHS staff during coronavirus crisis https://youtu.be/roGRna2SkPw

    •    NHS Thank You Song https://youtu.be/_zwgncGG9t4?t=30

  3. Live to Learn profile image78
    Live to Learnposted 16 months ago

    The company I work for just gave all of its front line workers a cash payment as a thank you and to help offset any costs incurred setting up home offices quickly. The insurance company that covers us stepped up and announced any out of pocket costs for anything corona virus related would be waived and absorbed by them.

    So we feel pretty secure and taken care of right now. Capitalism at its best is helping us realize if the economic storm is weatherable we'll survive.

    1. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Cool, good to hear some positive news during this period of uncertainty.

      1. Live to Learn profile image78
        Live to Learnposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        I've always been blessed. I've worked for myself a lot but now and in the big recession I was working for large companies who cared about and did a great job of insulating their employees from the worst of the economic effects.

        1. Nathanville profile image94
          Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          My son is self employed (Professional Photographer) so quite naturally not working at the moment.  But in Britian the self-employed will also get 80% of their average earnings, paid to them by the Government.  However, unlike employed people who are getting thier money immediately, the self-employed have to wait until June for the Inland Revenue to sort out all the Admin; albeit all payments will be backdated to March.

  4. IslandBites profile image90
    IslandBitesposted 16 months ago

    Here in Puerto Rico we've had the applause for the medical workers, and the singing, etc,

    These made me smile.

    A senior living community applauding health care workers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgI1jb3jTOg


    Police officers applaud and recognize the medical staff of a hospital. The staff applaud them back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNErNRcwhd8

    Finally, I just watched this and made me so happy. The moment the medical staff of a hospital tells a woman she survived Coronavirus after 14 days in intensive care. She's the first one to survive there.

    Video

    1. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      It's good to see Puerto Rico also doing it.  The practice of showing support for your health service by applauding is becoming common across Europe; I think it might have started in Italy.

      The last video, of the woman recovering is very moving; thanks for sharing it.

  5. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 16 months ago

    Saw on the local news tonight my community is distributing free dinners to truck drivers passing through with their loads.

    1. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Brilliant; people across the UK are doing a similar thing for the NHS staff, and I think I did see similar chartable work on TV of some parts of America where volunteers are providing free dinners for their heath workers.

  6. Eurofile profile image93
    Eurofileposted 16 months ago

    I saw in the news that a young girl had started a trend of putting a drawing of a heart in NHS blue in windows to thank NHS staff. We now have a teddy bear in our lounge window due to a trend started by two young mothers. It makes taking young children out for a walk more fun if they can go on a bear hunt.

    1. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      That's a really cool idea; as you said, it adds a bit of fun.  I hope it catches on nationally.

    2. IslandBites profile image90
      IslandBitesposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      That's nice. What we did here were rainbows (dont know if it was done in other countries). Kids draw rainbows to put in the wndows to remember this soon will pass.

      My kiddos rainbows



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      1. Randy Godwin profile image61
        Randy Godwinposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        What? No treasure at the end of the rainbow? What are you teaching them younguns, IB? tongue

        1. IslandBites profile image90
          IslandBitesposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          Im the treasure! LOL

      2. Nathanville profile image94
        Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        It seems to be catching on in the UK, as well; the common messages at the ends of the rainbow being words like "Stay Home - Stay Safe"



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  7. profile image0
    PrettyPantherposted 16 months ago

    I just heard that my governor, Kate Brown, of Oregon, sent ventilators to New York.

    1. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      An act of kindness that will save lives.

  8. Perspycacious profile image69
    Perspycaciousposted 16 months ago

    If you are looking for some "faith promoting stories", check out the four sessions of the semi-annual conference found at www.lds.org a conference currently underway.  No matter what you think about LDS people, or what your own religion is, their stories from the pulpit will increase your faith in a God of love.

  9. Nathanville profile image94
    Nathanvilleposted 15 months ago

    99-year-old war veteran raises millions for NHS by walking at least 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday.  Currently over £10 million, and rising:- 

    https://youtu.be/32Ba4CVLNYI

  10. CHRIS57 profile image61
    CHRIS57posted 15 months ago

    Found this:
    https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/cor … ket-newtab

    Sorry, appears to be German only. What does it say in short:
    "Nature conquers empty cities. Wild boar go sightseeing, deer go window shopping...
    Foxes don´t take respectful detours if spotting humans.

    Cities are empty. Invites wildlife to new terrain. The article is about Berlin, but apparently this is happening all over ther world.

    1. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Yep, it's a worldwide phenomena, and what's amazing is the speed e.g. wild goats coming off the mountains in North Wales to inhabit the empty streets within days of the UK lockdown.

      Below is just a couple of examples from the UK of these amazing events:-

      Coronavirus outbreak: Wild goats wander deserted Welsh town under lockdown: https://youtu.be/jPnC6a-GkB4

      Deer take over East London streets left deserted by COVID-19 lockdown:  https://youtu.be/phZlsjWaEU4

      It would be interesting to know whether anyone has seen this phenomena in the streets near where they live?

 
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