Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . .
1. To get vaccines out faster, the biggest drug company in the world is teaming up with one of its biggest competitors. Merck pharmaceuticals is helping manufacture the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. They were planning to crank out 100 million doses by the end of June. Now they think they can do it by the end of May.
2. A woman in Detroit created a backyard ice rink for neighborhood kids to skate and play hockey on. Her local fire department heard about it and showed up with a water truck to help her make enough ice.
3. A retired Marine in North Carolina named Christi Davis hit the lottery for half-a-million bucks last month. And she’s planning to use a big chunk of that money to help people in her community who’ve been hit hard by the pandemic.
4. A two-year-old kid got out onto a 12th-floor balcony in Vietnam on Sunday and fell about 150 feet. But luckily, a 31-year-old delivery driver saw what was going on . . . scaled a wall to get right under the balcony . . . and CAUGHT her. She ended up with a dislocated hip, but should be okay. Meanwhile, the delivery driver sprained muscles in both of his arms. (Here’s the footage.)