Even during the most challenging of times, there are still countless examples of good things going on all around us. Here are some of our favorite examples that happened this week.
Promising results for potential coronavirus treatment
Researchers are cautiously optimistic about preliminary findings from a study testing a potential treatment for COVID-19. Initial results show study participants who received the drug Remdesivir recovered faster than participants given standard care. Read more.
OHSU develops 3D-printing technology for low-cost ventilators
A team from Oregon Health & Science University has developed a low-cost ventilator that can be produced with a 3-D printer. A single ventilator can be completed for about $10 within three to eight hours by any hospital with access to a commercial-grade 3-D printer. Read more.
Raising money is a walk in the garden for World War II veteran
A British World War II veteran who wanted to donate money for COVID-19 relief got worldwide recognition this week when his walks around the garden raised millions of dollars. The philanthropist senior citizen recently celebrated his 100th birthday with 125,000 cards, a promotion and messages from the queen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Read more.
Avoid quarantine boredom with free entertainment from a wide range of sources
Sheltering in place is putting a strain on even the most creative thinkers' ability to keep themselves occupied for long stretches of time. Luckily many companies are offering a wide variety of choices to help you pass the time—and they’re all free of charge. Read more.
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If you feel unwell and would like to consult your doctor, consider using telemedicine options. Providence Express Care Virtual connects you face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your symptoms, provide instruction and follow-up as needed. If you need to find a doctor, you can use our provider directory or search for one in your area.
You can also learn how your state’s department of public health is responding to the situation:
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.
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