Good News Friday

  • Between 1999 and 2020, the rate of deaths from heart attacks fell from 87 per 100,000 people to 38 per 100,000 people, and racial disparities narrowed by nearly half. American College of Cardiology.
  • WHO certifies Azerbaijan and Tajikistan as malaria-free. WHO.
  • Scotland’s minimum pricing linked to 13% drop in alcohol-related deaths, study finds. The Guardian.
  • Harvard geneticists create an organism that is immune to all viruses. Freethink.
  • The employment gap between white and black workers is the smallest it’s ever been. Axios.
  • The chances that a newborn survives childhood have increased from 50% to 96% globally. Our World in Data.
  • Gen Zers drink about 20 percent less alcohol per capita than millennials did at their age and the share of college-age adults abstaining from alcohol has grown from 20 to 28 percent over the last two decades. The Hill.

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

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