Even when things seem bleak, that’s when it is most important to look on the bright side. COVID-19 may have put a damper on 2020, but here’s several reasons why this autumn is looking bright:

Optimized Procedures

For the most part, people are making the social shifts that are necessary to protect their communities. Even as this happens, the ever-increasing data is helping to show what works and what doesn’t, and policies are constantly evolving to keep us safer. 

Learning More About the Virus 

Each day, we learn more about how the virus spreads, and what to look for. There are fast, inexpensive, saliva tests that are being developed. Reliable testing could be key to helping stop COVID-19 in its tracks. 

There May Be Resistance

There is emerging evidence that exposure to other iterations of coronavirus in the past may provide some degree of protection against COVID-19. 

Treatments and Vaccines are Forthcoming

For the first time ever, humanity is united against a common foe, and we have largely come together to meet the challenge head-on. Even if you don’t find that downright inspirational, it’s comforting to know that scientists around the globe are working tirelessly on a vaccine which has been projected to be rolled out in the coming months. 

Optimism Itself Is Good for Health

Studies have found that a positive mindset is correlated with several indicators of good health. Broadly speaking, optimism itself is good for your health!

Optimism is more of a mindset than a process. Sure, it helps to have reasons to be optimistic, but remember that even when it seems like there is no bright side, a positive mindset will find the least-dark side. We’re all in this together, and remember that this too shall pass. 

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