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The positive things of the Corona virus

Davey

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Corona Corona Corona... There hasn't been a day for months that it hasn't been on my mind... I feel hot do I have Corona? , I can't go to work because the school has closed down, I want to party but there are no parties and we need social distance, aaah alcohol spray... I need some...

Lots of negative things all these months but how about the positive things? Air pollution has became better, technology has been improved so it's easier to work from home and people have been more creative

So I would like to dedicate this thread to the positive things that has happened due to the Corona virus.

Something ideas this morning. A library on the beach:
Japan beach closed to swimmers opens to readers as social-distanced library - The Mainichi
 

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Since I work from home, I actually have time to bring my oldest daughter to school and pick her up. Very nice and rewarding to spend this much time with them when they are so young.
 

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My wife doesn't nag me to get out of the house and do something. Don't have to spend a lot of money for a vacation or long distance travel. Pets get a lot more attention now. No relatives coming to stay with us for now. Saving a lot of money on gas. More time to read or watch TV. Not catching the flu or as many colds as I used to. Don't have to shave or put my teeth in , mask hides everything. Getting more home repairs done and cleaning now and I'm so bored , it's now enjoyable.
 

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I took my first flights since February and with Delta keeping the plane to 2/3 capacity finding overhead space was not a problem at all.
 

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Right now, I'd think the most positive thing we can get out of the coronavirus is a new appreciation for our family and life. We only get to have one of each, so we should take care of it
 
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The duty situation for a month goes to its office to the company of Tokyo for one week and works from home at the parents' house of Fukuoka for remaining three weeks.
Because there is my house particularly at the parents' house, I can live life that is wide, and is alone, and is comfortable.
Since I don't eat out, wasteful expenses have been reduced.
 

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Although there are worries about covid-19 and flu being a double whammy, on the other hand I've read that what with people being masked up and distancing, there's a chance the imminent flu season might not be as bad as if it were a typical year.

And that the peak might come later--Feb-March--so the best time for a flu shot might be later October or November.
 

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Definitely get your flu shot this year, even if you normally wouldn't. With Covid-19 going around, it is best to do whatever you can to minimize getting sick with anything. Imagine if you get the flu in the middle of another resurgence of Covid-19. You won't know which you have unless you get tested. Doctors will be busy and stressed, and you will have the added stress of the uncertainty of whether you got "it" or not. No, thanks!
 

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... there's a chance the imminent flu season might not be as bad as if it were a typical year.
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Of course I'll get my shot--I always do.

But this thread was asking for good news.


"Even as the novel coronavirus pandemic ravages humanity — the death toll currently stands at more than 1 million deaths worldwide out of nearly 34 million confirmed cases — there is some surprising good news about a more common type of disease: Influenza. As Scientific American reported on Wednesday, flu season has been close to nonexistent in the Southern Hemisphere this year, though it would normally have taken off around March. That means thousands of lives or more have been spared by the flu virus, which normally kills 100,000 to 500,000 people a year."
 

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As the novel coronavirus pandemic in Japan forces people to spend more time at home, nearly 20 percent of wives and husbands said in a survey that their relationships had improved due to increased communication. In the survey, 19.6 percent of the 1,080 respondents aged in their 20s through 50s said their relationships had "improved" or "improved somewhat," 6.1 percent said that they had "worsened" or "worsened somewhat," while 74.3 percent responded that their relationships had not changed.

A new baby boom on the horizon? :giggle:

 
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It was difficult to make a reservation for the year-end party every year at this time.
It was difficult to adjust the schedule at the year-end party every Friday.
There are no year-end party or Christmas party this year, so it is very good economically and healthily.🤗
 
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