Here are a few more good news stories from the outbreak . . .
1. The big AstraZeneca vaccine trial had to hit pause last week after one person may have had a bad reaction. But they’re already back up and running. They decided it’s still safe, and the trial resumed on Saturday. So it shouldn’t cause a big delay.
2. There’s an 11-year-old girl in Massachusetts with autism. And ever since the pandemic hit, the only thing she’ll eat is SpaghettiOs. Her mom couldn’t find them in stores, so other parents started donating cans. And now she’s all set, because the SpaghettiOs people heard about it . . . and donated an entire year’s worth.
3. Robocalls are still down compared to last year. Call centers have had to keep workers home. So there have “ONLY” been about 30 BILLION robocalls in the U.S. this year. In 2019, there were 58 billion. (The cities that got the most calls last month were Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, New York, and L.A.)
4. Lawrence Brooks was in the news last week. He’s America’s oldest living World War Two vet, and he turned 111 on Saturday. The National World War Two Museum asked people to send cards, and now we have an update: They were hoping for at least 500 birthday cards . . . and he ended up with around 10,000.