Good news from 2020 (yes, there was some!)
There’s no doubt that 2020 will leave a mark for a long time to come. It was the year the world was paralyzed by a nasty little virus. The pandemic overshadowed certain pieces of good news for humanity.
2020 was a difficult year that ended on a positive note. And – since we’re all eternal optimists (we’d still be in our caves otherwise!) – we thought we’d list five highlights that made the biggest impression on us!
- A French start-up boosted the performance of an insatiable enzyme capable of devouring the world’s most used plastic (PET).
- Polio is on the way to being totally eradicated on the African continent – so says the WHO (although there are still some traces of the disease in Sudan).
- Paternity leave in France is going to double in length from 14 to 28 days in response to several social issues.
- A promising gene therapy, the Crispr-Cas9 genome, has been used in a trial to treat inherited diseases such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia.
- The ozone layer can recover – yes, it’s can! The largest ozone hole above the North Pole was recorded in March 2020… and was resorbed a month later. Although it’s not a long-term cure, it does give hope: the ozone layer can recover too.
These are just five pieces of good news among many others from 2020!
“18 Actually Good Things That Happened in 2020”
by Brittany Wong (Huffpost, December 2020).
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