Good News Friday

  • New data shows 11% decline in veteran homelessness since 2020—the biggest drop in more than 5 years. HUD.
  • From 2020 to 2022, Hispanic people saw a 53 percent jump in health insurance coverage rates through the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace, Black people 49 percent and Native Americans 32 percent. Washington Post.
  • Cigarette smoking in the United States has declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 12.5% in 2020. CDC.
  • Between 2000 and 2016, the age-adjusted prevalence of dementia among the nation’s elderly fell by 30 percent. The Hill.
  • Blindness and visual impairment in India reduced by 47.1% and 51.9% respectively in 2019 in overall population as compared to WHO’s figures of 2010. The Times of India.
  • Minor police encounters plummet after LAPD put limits on stopping drivers and pedestrians. Los Angeles Times.
  • Dilip Mahalanabis has died. He pioneered the use of oral rehydration therapy during a refugee crisis which helped save 54 million lives over the past half century. Financial Times.
  • Samuel L. Katz, a developer of the measles vaccine, dies at 94. Worldwide, measles killed 2.6 million people a year before the availability of vaccines. The New York Times.
  • Chile leads the way in solar energy, far exceeding its goal to reach 20% of energy production from renewable sources by 2025. El Pais.
  • US wholesale inflation eases to 8%, 4th straight slowdown. AP.

For more good news, check out The Progress Network, and Future Crunch.

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