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Good News: A Dad’s Rollercoaster, a Filtration System for Classrooms, and a Big COVID Milestone

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Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . .

1.  When the pandemic first hit and parks closed, a dad in Florida built his kids a full basketball court to play on.  Then gyms closed, so he built them a gym.  And now he’s finished his latest project . . .  a 310-foot rollercoaster in the woods behind their house.

2.  Engineers at Ford designed a cheap air filtration system schools can use when kids are back in classrooms.  The base is cardboard, and you put a normal 20-inch box fan on top.  They’re planning to donate 20,000 of them next month.

3.  A former COVID patient in St. Louis who gave birth while she was in a coma has decided to make one of her nurses the baby’s godmother.

4.  We hit a weird milestone this week, but a good one:  We’ve now had more vaccinations in the U.S. than COVID-19 cases.  On Monday, official stats showed 26.5 million Americans had gotten at least one dose of the vaccine.  And 26.3 million had tested positive since the pandemic first started.


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