A Cup of Positivitea: The Weekly Good News Spotlight Vol. 2



In a sea of negative media coverage, good news can be hard to find. Which is why, here at QuaranTEEN, we have decided to begin a weekly good news spotlight to lend some visibility to all the good that is happening in the world! So without further ado, we present to you: another cup of PositiviTea.

1. GOOD POLICE JOIN PROTESTERS IN MARCHES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

“With tensions riding high there, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson stepped in and diffused the situation by saying, 'We want to be with y’all, for real.'

"He shocked onlookers when he said he was putting down his helmet and said the officers there were laying down their batons”.

For more on this story, read the full article here: https://people.com/crime/police-join-protesters-marches-across-country/


2. SPACEX CREW DRAGON SPACECRAFT SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES AND DOCKS AT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

By successfully launching its new Crew Dragon spacecraft with astronauts on board for the first time, SpaceX became the first private company to launch astronauts for NASA. The test flight, called Demo-2, is also the first crewed launch to orbit from the United States since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. SpaceX and Boeing were both selected for NASA's commercial crew program to wean the agency off its dependence on Russia's Soyuz to fly astronauts after the shuttle program was retired”.

For more on this story, read the full article here: https://www.space.com/elon-musk-emotional-spacex-astronaut-launch.html


3. VIROLOGIST FOUND VACCINE TO FLU INFLUENZA, STOPPING 1957 PANDEMIC AND SAVING MILLIONS

“In April 1957, a mysterious illness was making its way through Hong Kong. Medical workers encountered throngs of children with “glassy-eyed stares,” and more than 10 percent of the city’s population was infected with influenza. The scientific community stayed quiet, but American virologist Maurice Hilleman recognized the threat: A pandemic was brewing.

Hilleman thought the disease was a new strain of influenza capable of spreading around the world. By the time the virus arrived in the U.S. in fall 1957, he was ready with a vaccine. His work prevented millions from contracting the deadly virus—and that’s a small fraction of the people Hilleman would save over the course of his career”.

For more on this story, read the full article here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/05/virologist-maurice-hilleman-saved-millions-children-stopped-pandemic/


4. 60 WOOLLY MAMMOTHS' REMAINS UNEARTHED NORTH OF MEXICO CITY

“Archaeologist Pedro Francisco Sánchez Nava of the INAH says in the statement that the mammoth skeletons found on the former shoreline of Xaltocan were better preserved than those excavated from what would have been the lake’s deeper waters. The shoreline contingent, which included adult males as well as females and their offspring, may have gotten stuck in the mud of the shallows after being lured in by its lush reeds and grasses, Sánchez Nava tells the AP. Mammoths could mow down roughly 330 pounds of greenery every day, and Xaltocan would have been “like paradise for them,” Sánchez Nava tells the AP”.

For more on this story, read the full article here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sixty-mammoths-discovered-mexico-180974993/


5. 11 YEAR OLD BOY STARTS #ELPASOCHALLENGE TO HONOR SHOOTING VICTIMS

“After a discussion with his mother, Ruben Martinez III decided to create the #ElPasoChallenge to inject some kindness and care back into his community. 

"'Purpose: To honor the people who got killed in our city,' his handwritten note says, which his mother posted with his photo Sunday night on Facebook.

"'How: I’ll challenge each person in El Paso to do 20 good deeds for each other'”.

For more on this story, read the full article here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/11-year-old-el-paso-boy-starts-elpasochallenge-honor-shooting-victims_n_5d48b12ce4b01ae816c73cb7

Disclaimer: QuaranTEEN does not claim ownership of any of the above articles; they are merely posted here with the intent of spreading good news in these difficult times.

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