I thought you might like a little pick-me-up.
It’s certainly a crazy time, and there’s a lot of FUD (fear, uncertain and doubt) in the marketplace. But fortunately, there is plenty of good news, if you know where to look.
First: The Predictions Are Being Walked Back
Just days ago we were told in a White House briefing that as many as 240,000 Americans were going to perish due to the Coronavirus.
But two days ago, Robert Redfield, director of the Center for Disease Control, said the death toll would be “much, much, much lower” than the figures we’ve been hearing from previous models.
He used the word “much” three times!
And today Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said the same thing.
Second: Deaths are Declining
Coronavirus deaths in Spain dropped for the fourth consecutive day, which has inspired hope that the nation is now past the peak of their outbreak—especially since the decline marked the lowest recorded number of deaths in two weeks.
In France, the number of COVID-19 fatalities and new daily cases fell by more than 50% over the weekend, according to datasets from Worldometer.
Italy, which has been one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, has now recorded three straight days of decline in new cases. Additional datasets from Worldometer show that yesterday marked the lowest number of new cases since March 17th—roughly half of the nation’s peak number of new cases which was recorded on March 21st. After several consecutive days of decline, April 5th also marked the lowest number of Italian deaths since March 19th.
We’re seeing the same trend in the U.S. Worldometer goes on to confirm that the number of collective new cases and deaths in the US have actually fallen since April 3rd.
Third: We’re Moving Closer to a Vaccine
About 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create such a vaccine, at least four of which already have candidates they have been testing in animals. The first of these – produced by Boston-based biotech firm Moderna – will enter human trials imminently.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s my prayer for you straight from Romans 15:13: