Good News Headline 3/31/20

Mit Ventilator Test Setup 800
Credit: Courtesy of the researchers
Test setup in the lab shows the most recent version of the device undergoing initial testing.

 

Mit Will Post Free Plans Online For An Emergency Ventilator That Can Be Built For $100

by David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

One of the most pressing shortages facing hospitals during the Covid-19 emergency is a lack of ventilators. These machines can keep patients breathing when they no longer can on their own… Read More

 


 

Is It Safe To Eat Produce From Farmers Markets? Yes And Please Do

by Marion Nestle, EcoWatch

Researchers say that the cost of coronavirus to farm-to-consumer programs could go well into the billions… Read More

 


 

Solar-Powered Cisterns Bring Running Water To Navajo Homes

by Jean Lotus, UPI

More than 300 families on the Navajo Nation reservation have fresh running-water systems for the first time, provided for free, and a non-profit group hopes its delivery model can expand to other remote Navajo households in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah… Read More

 


 

Remaking Appalachia Green

by Gabriel Popkin, The Washington Post/Seattle Times

Thanks in large part to Patrick Angel, 70, more than 187 million trees have been planted on about 275,000 acres of former mines, an area more than six times the size of the District of Columbia… Read More

 


 

Sikh Volunteers Deliver $ 4,000 Worth Of Groceries To Elderly, Isolated In Sydney Due To Coronavirus

by Brittany Chain and Adam Mccleery, Daily Mail Australia

Volunteer and truck driver Amar Singh told Daily Mail Australia his organization already spent about $4,000 on groceries bound for the elderly, disabled and people stuck in self isolation… Read More

 


 

Janitors Sanitized Schools After Coronavirus Fears And A Vermont Community Raised Money To Pay Them Extra

by Mallory Hughes, CNN

A community in Vermont rallied around its school system's janitorial staff after a two-day cleaning spree amid the coronavirus pandemic… Read More

 


 

N95 Face Masks Can Be Sterilized And Re-Used, Studies Show

by Robert Preidt, US News & World Report

Amid a shortage of face masks for medical personnel fighting COVID-19, two studies show that disposable N95 masks can be sterilized and re-used… Read More

 


 

Shelter Animals Are Being Taken Home In Droves As Hundreds Of People Volunteer To Foster Pets

by Asher Israel, Good News Network

Without the means to facilitate traditional adoptions, humane organizations have turned to social media to ask for help in finding foster homes for their furry charges—and many of the shelters have received amazing outpourings of support from their communities… Read More

 


 

Employees Demonstrate To Pressure GE To Ramp Up Ventilator Production For Coronavirus

by Bruce Gellerman, WBUR

The union representing General Electric employees is calling on the company to use its resources and expand its capacity to manufacture ventilators in the wake of layoff announcements… Read More

 

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