From the outbreak of the novel coronavirus until its transformation into a pandemic, people all over the world are all weary and fearful. The panic that this disease causes to people can range from normal to extreme. Some may develop some panic or anxiety attacks, while others will be left constantly waiting for updates. Everyone has different takes and views regarding this health crisis. Death, fear, and panic may be found in the middle of this developing health crisis. However, if people try to look on the other side of the coin, the act of goodness, hope, and compassion have been lying there all along.
The total number COVID19 cases from all across the world has already gotten into 1,015,466 as of April 03, 2020 based form the data presented by United States, as of the moment, is now the country with the most number of cases followed by Italy. The novel coronavirus have already done so much damage to humanity in a span of four months. The death toll has risen into more than 50, 000, which makes it more frightening and worrisome. The fact that there are no discovered cure yet, makes it more difficult for countries to resolve this problem.
Furthermore, people have had enough of heartbreaking and terrifying news. That is why focusing on the positive side is the best way for people to cope up with the horror that COVID-19 has brought to the world. Being aware of the current health crisis, from its transmission to its effects, is enough to know that this situation should not be taken lightly. As a result, most people are making the most of the situation by staying at home and looking for better ways to make their days productive. Their understanding of the disease brought them to be a better citizen by staying at home and protecting themselves from the viral infection.
Amidst the increasing death toll and cases of COVID19, a string of hope has appeared for the number of patients that has recovered worldwide are already more than 200 thousand. The recoveries are one of the reasons why people continue to hope that soon this pandemic will come to an end and every affected nation will rejoice. Thus, the value of optimism is definitely being appreciated in difficult times like this.
There are also a lot of charities and donations that were raised from different countries in the world in order to help put an end into this pandemic. Good Samaritans are emerging, as well as sincere and hopeful prayers are being offered to the Divine Being. These are some of the goodness that happened in the world because of the novel coronavirus. Each nation from all over the globe are working hand in hand in order to save their people and heal their lands. Thus, the spirit of hope and unity are prevailing in the middle of unfortunate situation.
For better understanding and to lift up everybody’s spirits, here are the list of the good deeds that sprouted as a result of this COVID-19 pandemic:
• Cuba sent some of their skilled doctors and nurses to help Italy fight the novel coronavirus disease.
• China sent a couple of doctors and medical supplies to Italy in order to support them in their battle with COVID-19.
• Russia sent a bunch of medical supplies to the United States and sent soldiers to Italy.
• Giorgio Armani donated 2 million euros to different medical facilities in Italy, such as in Rome, Milan, Bergamo, Versilia, and Piacenza, as well as in other civil protection agencies in the country.
• Remo Ruffini donated 10 million euros to the authorities of Lombardy for the building of a new hospital.
• The US government vowed to help the Philippines by donating $2.7 million.
• Billionaire Bill Gates stated that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be donating a hundred million dollars to support the worldwide detection, containment, and treatment of COVID-19.
• Jack Ma announces that he will be donating $14 million for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and 500,000 testing kits and 1,000,000 facemasks to the United States.
• Senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao donated 5 buses to his country to help citizens during quarantine and turned over more than 50,000 testing kits and 500,000 face masks from his friend, Jack Ma.
The aforementioned good deeds are proof that in unity, there is strength. Those are only some glimpses of the current donation drives and present helping-hands of every affected and unaffected countries. Instead of competing on who is going to make it to the first-world country lists, every nation regardless of the economic status are lending each other’s hands in order to fight this pandemic.