Around the world, scientists and engineers are working tirelessly towards a solution to the ventilator shortage, and they’re starting to see results. This team at MIT has figured out a way to make an emergency ventilator for $100 using common hospital items.
Here’s some great news for the planet (and everyone who lives on it): scientists predict that if we take the right measures, we’ll be able to undo the damage we’ve done to our oceans through pollution and overfishing within the next thirty years. That’s definitely something to be optimistic about!
Covid-19 has forced many small businesses to close their doors in the last month, but community members are doing what they can to help each other stay afloat.
Around the world, people are finding all kinds of creative ways to connect with one another as a community while keeping their physical distance. In Canada, people are keeping kids entertained by organizing window scavenger hunts in their neighbourhoods.
As the coronavirus crisis makes food security even more elusive to some, community members are stepping up to help in any way they can. This Toronto-based catering chef is paying out of pocket to make and deliver 30,000 meals to seniors and low-income households around the city.
Here’s your daily reminder that people are basically good: a mystery man helped this small flower shop stay afloat by purchasing their entire inventory after it was announced that the store would have to close due to coronavirus restrictions.
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve heard more than a few stories of corporations stepping out of their comfort zones to help in the fight against Covid-19. Here’s another one: Dyson (yes, the vacuum company) is using its resources to build 15,000 ventilators for use in the UK and around the world.
If you’ve been laid off or forced to stay home from work for the foreseeable future, here’s something to ease your mind: Trudeau announced today that the Canadian government will be providing $2,000/month to people who have lost their income due to the coronavirus pandemic.
No one knows for sure how long this pandemic will last, but this Nobel laureate believes that the road to global recovery might not be as long as it seems right now. That’s definitely something to be hopeful about!