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Trader Digest: Covid-19 Vaccines, Ventilators & Positive Vibes

We’re bored of all this negativity, aren’t you? While millions of people in the UK and around the world get used to being confined to their homes, we've decided this week to prove that it's not all doom and gloom with a list of upbeat articles, podcasts and videos.

So from imminent vaccines to ventilators being produced by Formula 1 teams, take a moment to check out some of the more positive things that are happening in the world right now and be reassured that we are going to get through this...


Trials to begin on Covid-19 vaccine in UK next month
‘A massive effort is under way to develop a UK vaccine for coronavirus within months and make it available to save lives before the end of the year, the Guardian has learned.’ THE GUARDIAN

Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by April, Chinese officials say
‘Chinese officials say they’ll have a coronavirus vaccine ready next month for emergency situations and clinical trials.’ NEW YORK POST

Pollution is plummeting in Italy in the wake of coronavirus, emissions data show
‘First it happened in China, Now, Italy’ THE WASHINGTON POST

How to safeguard your finances and credit in these hard times
‘Preparation is better than panic, however. And starting now is better than doing nothing.’ MARKET WATCH

Chinese company ships crates of masks to Italy covered in Italian poetry: 'we are leaves of the same tree’
‘A Chinese company has shipped crates containing tens of thousands of respirator masks to Italy in her time of need. And it has done so with the artistic flair of a true Italian romantic.’ GOOD NEWS NETWORK

Cuban doctors head to Italy to fight coronavirus
'Cuba is sending its medics to Lombardy to help Italian doctors fight the coronavirus outbreak. Cuban doctors were on the front lines in the fight against cholera in Haiti and against Ebola in West Africa 10 years ago.' AL JAZEERA

McLaren, Mercedes and five other UK-based Formula One teams are set to turn their workforce to making life-saving ventilators needed by the NHS
'Seven Formula One teams based in the UK are set to prepare their workforce to return as early as next week to produce life-saving ventilators.' DAILY MAIL


Free Audible for kids
'For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.' AUDIBLE

Social distancing: learning to cope with a new normal
‘Columnist Zoe Williams has spent the week researching tips for life under a new regime of social distancing and self-isolation. She tells Anushka Asthana it is important to give yourself a break amid the hardships’ THE GUARDIAN


People are sharing photos of their pet “assistants” while working from home
'We could all definitely use a laugh or two (or three or four) right now, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the cutest animal co-workers out there, just doing their best as their humans adapt to WFH life. From cats who forgot the coffee order to puppies who keep falling asleep on the job, here are some of the greatest pet assistants working hard (or hardly working).' YAHOO

How to spread joy in a world of self-isolation
'Whether it's music, art or ''modifed block parties'', coronavirus is having a major effect on the way we interact with each other. From the Sofa Singers in the UK, through to makeup artists in South Korea, people are trying to fight back against self-isolation.' BBC