Corona We Know Whatz Bad – So Whatz Good? – The Positive Side Of The Coronavirus – There’s Always Something Good

I have come to learn that nothing is totally bad in life.  This belief even applies to the Coronavirus.  I will show you its positive sides in a list of good things that will ultimately result from us enduring through this pandemic. 

We tend to see only the negative aspects of challenges because that is what we are dealing with in the present moment.  We have become accustomed not to expect the positive aspect, though it is inevitable.  We don’t see anything positive because we do not look beyond the surface.

But based on my life experiences, often my worse trials and challenges resulted in unforeseen good, which was ultimately realized many years later. 

  • Being very ill made me more conscious about taking better care of my health and lifestyle.
  • Being an insecure people-pleaser for years, through disappointment and pain, lead me to confidence, better self-worth, and self-love.
  • Losing nearly all of my material possessions, becoming bankrupt to care for my elderly mother, humbled me. Now I need less, have less, and am happier.

Experiences like these are what changed how I evaluate trials.  I am constantly looking for the good in bad or good situations.

“Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up.” – Ryan Reynolds

God really is good, all the time. 

If you look for a silver lining in every situation, it will be there.  I believe that exemplifies the belief that God’s understanding is mightier than ours.  The infinity of God’s understanding goes far beyond whatever negative emotions that we may experience at the time.

“Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.” – Psalm 147:5 – NKJV

We often focus on what we experience in the present never realizing that present pain ultimately leads to reward, discernment, and joy someday in the future.  Today’s rain will lead to blooming flowers.

There are many other spiritual ways that I can interpret the belief that ‘Good’ always prevails.  I could interpret it through my view on the seasons of life.  ….” Spring always comes.’  We will never be stuck in winter forever.

I can also interpret this phenomenon through a quote that I live by.  I swore that it was from Mother Teresa, but have yet to find her saying it so I found a similar quote from Nikki Giovanni.

“When you sift through the ashes, look well.”  – Unknown  

“It is not unusual to sift through ashes and find an unburnt picture” ― Nikki Giovanni

Photo – Jon Tyson

Noting is all bad.  Coronavirus is not all bad either. 

I have friends and family who cannot see any good coming from this crisis.  At the worse end, they are living in fear and speaking about and believing in worse case scenarios.   To a lesser degree, others are a tad bit too cautious to enjoy each day.

Most of them or either religious and are challenged out loud in their coping with severed church relationships.  Or, they are not religious at all and have no refuge to run to, not even their own understanding.

Most of them are religious about watching the news and are anxious that the medical community can’t offer complete information or a cure right away.

I have friends who keep the tv on all of their awake time.  Every time they call me or I call them, I can hear the news blaring in the background.  If I can’t hear evidence of a news broadcast in the background, I hear it in their fear-stricken diatribe that regurgitates the news to me, regularly.

They are such ‘Debbie Downers’ to me.

I don’t ever want to lose my ability to see silver linings, as they obviously have.  I can see good in the Coronavirus scare.  Maybe it’s because I practice spiritual rituals without the church, I care for my health more than most people do, and I rarely watch the news, though I once worked for CNN.

Photo – Heather Ford

Lord, help them to see that you are Good, All The Time!  Help them to see the good in the changes, the reflections, and the understanding that we will ultimately gain from the coronavirus, and particularly while we are on lockdown.

I will attempt to identify the silver linings in this post by providing a list of ‘good things’, along with articles, quotes, and videos to support the argument that the Coronavirus is not all bad.  Kevy

Kevy’s Coronavirus Good Stuff

Photo Caleb Gregory

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” Abraham Lincoln

I brainstormed for the good stuff that has or will result from the coronavirus pandemic.  I recommend that you reflect on your list of good things.  Send your comments to this post, if you wish to. 

Photo – Nadine Primeau


  • Better Health, Lifestyle and Fitness Practice – It is like it is New Year’s again based on the way we seem encouraged to begin exercising, jogging, new health regiments, dieting, and just trying to be healthier. Ooh, I like it!
  • Health Education – Based on questions I’ve been asked and stats on my posts, we are interested in knowing more about health, medication side effects, nutrition, and exercise.
  • Improved Personal Hygiene and Sanitation – The importance of our hygiene and sanitation has moved to the forefront.  We are learning that it is an important part of health.  We learned what kills viruses and how to wash our hands like never before.  The coronavirus has improved humanity’s knowledge on education on basic hygiene and we needed it.  A study indicated that 69% of men do not wash hands after bathroom use….35% women.  We will become more aware of how viruses spread, and how good hygiene is important.
  • Attention to those with poor health – Those who have coronavirus underlining conditions are really focusing on how to better address those conditions by making healthier choices.
  • Having to lean towards natural and ancient healing – Those who leaned more to traditional medicine, as well as, those who leaned to alternative medicine, are doing research to learn more about Eastern Traditional Medicine, especially since modern medicine does not have a vaccine or cure for coronavirus.
Photo – Bewakoof Com

Lifestyle Evaluation

  • Becoming Computer Savvy – I’ve been helping a lot of people lately who want to now become more computer literate. They used to be resistant to technology.  I have walked friends through notebook selection, smartphone O/S, shopping online, and general Windows navigation.   We are learning to be very online in moderation at first but will eventually become ‘extremely online’ without even fully realizing what that is.
  • Analog people are becoming digital – Perhaps because of being quarantined without digital connection to the world has given them second thoughts. Many older people are trying to catch up with technology.  This is impressive.
  • Less traffic – This has several positives, including faster travel, less road rage, and timesaving.
  • Freeway construction projects & Building Construction – Now that there is less traffic and activity, private, state, and local government construction has increased significantly. Things will be new when we return to normal.
  • Adaptation – Flexibility – In Colorado, as I would imagine is happening in other places, people are becoming very adaptable, social distancing, wearing masks, and even adjusting walking patterns when approaching someone, all to be safe. Stores have quickly adapted by marking standing spots, constructing counter shields, navigating shoppers, and counting store occupancy.
    Photo – Madison Lavern

    Peace of Mind

    • Time to Manage Stress – Stress Management is a significant part of physical health.  Being healthy mentally and spiritually will help to protect us from illness.  With all the free time that we have now, we have more time to pray and meditate, to ease our minds.
    • New messengers are emerging – Several social media influencers and messengers are emerging, especially since churches and schools are not open. The new messengers are feeling inspired to post content that fills the void left by the closed institutions.
    • New opportunities to the new world – New business opportunities are surfacing since we are entering a new world, one that will be very different from the touchy-feely world of yesterday. The other day, I thought that Automat Restaurants should come back as they have in Europe today.
    • Self- Love – We are learning to take better care of ourselves, and to be happy and to love ourselves since we have more alone time and can’t run away.
    • Slowed The World Down – The entire planet has ‘slowed its roll’. This is unprecedented and we may never experience having this much free time again.  This is giving us time to stop and smell the roses, practice gratitude daily, and to not be such busybodies.
    Photo – Victor Freitas



  • Go through old photo albums – I just reminisced through old photos and it really made me feel good. I virtually traveled to Africa and Europe, partied with friends, and smiled inside just from looking at old photos.  I also realized that I must clean out that closet and get rid of old useless receipts and paper.
  • Do you know where you’re going to? – Reflecting on the changes in our civilization after the pandemic, I have been reflecting on what endeavors will I pursue in my life over the next few years.
  • Creativity Time – I have several friends who are creative. Our passion to produce crafts, writings, recipes, videos, social media content, art, and music has been ignited.
  • To-Do List Projects – Since we may never have this amount of free time again we are poised to attack the honey-do lists, decluttering, getting rid of old clothes, painting a room, replanting plants, vegetable gardening, rearranging a room, and many other projects that we have been putting off, probably for years.
Photo – Clay Banks

Unity & Inclusion

  • Proof that we can come together – Sure there are several jerks out there, but by and large, as a civilization, we have come together to guard against COVID19, while discovering that we have the ability to solve other major issues since we have united so well.
  • Good Cheer in everyday things – People are happier and more courteous to each other in public.  Sure, there as still jerks out there, but most people show that they want to make nice.
  • Attention to systemic racism – The world now vividly sees that racism is institutionalized by how the pandemic disproportionally affects minorities who have limited financial resources, healthcare, and who work in frontline service industries.
  • Minorities Wake Up Call – Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans are especially realizing that they must better manage their health and lifestyles.
  • Bringing Out The Best In Us – Many people are finding ways to bring out the best in ourselves and our communities, resisting misinformation and divisiveness.
  • Greater Unity – Though we’re still divided, overall political factions have come together to address the crisis with stimulus packages. This is greater solidarity around the world.
Photo -Markus Spiske


  • Nature and environment – Global Warming appears to have slowed down as carbon emissions have been reduced so much that it is visible by satellite.
  • Outdoors – Outdoors is beginning to look like God intended it to with clearer and bluer skies, visible clouds and stars, and no smog. The air is clean and fresh.  Outdoors is refreshing once again!
  • Animals roam free – All over the world animals are chilling, enjoying the freedom of a quieter world. Photographers are capturing images of deer, coyotes, and other animals wandering through National Parks, which would normally be filling with people — and where fearful animals would not normally tread.  Empty beaches are bringing more turtles out to the beaches.
  • Zoos & Aquariums – Zoo animals have been letting us know that they love us, as they have been lonely without our visits. Zookeepers are developing strategies to keep them happy, like organizing animal field trips on zoo grounds, and asking kids and adults to write letters to the animals.  Inside Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, there wasn’t a soul in sight — except for a penguin waddling past the glass tanks. With the facility closed to the public, the staff at the aquarium saw an opportunity for a field trip.

Coronavirus Good News

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel

Photo – Nathan Dumlao

Just in case you still don’t buy the argument that the coronavirus serves humanity and the planet some good, I have compiled a more extensive list of good things that Corona has bestowed upon us.  I’ve categorized them by Lifestyle, Human Relations, Environmental Relations, Health & Healthcare, and Medical/Science.

After reflecting on the two lists, you will see that God is Good, All The Time.  Corona really is good, in many ways.  Some of the benefits of the pandemic identified below are truly blessings.

This list was compiled from the articles and videos that follow.  If you want even stronger persuasion, then review them in detail.  I have done this for you and summarized most of the main points below.


Photo – CDC

The Internet – The internet continues to be a valuable tool during the pandemic.  It has allowed us to have some resemblance of life while in quarantine, allowing us to shop, hold conference calls, stream entertainment, work from home, keep doctor’s appointments, pay bills, perform research, and communicate with friends and family.  The internet has been such a blessing.  It’s allowing us to communicate right now.  Can you imagine how quarantining would have been without the internet?

More Work & Learn From Home – Before the coronavirus crisis erupted, a smaller percentage of people worked from home, despite the many options for working remotely offered by the internet and related technology.  Today, the rate of people working from home is way up.

Support is available – Governments have pledged to support citizens and businesses with subsidies, loans, suspensions of tax and rent, and other measures.  Can you imagine if we received no support or assistance?

Coronavirus has sent the world online – Many are updating computer hardware, software, Wi-Fi capabilities, and computer knowledge.

Photo – Annie Spratt

Mindset Around Schooling – Homeschooling may never be viewed as an antiquated Victorian, teacher-led schooling system ever again.  Those who were already being homeschool didn’t need to make much of an adjustment.  Homeschooling may become a more viable option.

Ditching the 9-5 Mindset – We are further digging a ditch for traditional 9-5 jobs.  Like homeschooling, working from home may become more common.

The Joy Of An Empty Schedule – That means we have just regained our weekends!  So many of us complain of not having enough time and now we have all this time handed to us on a plate. What are you going to do with your free time?

Human Relations

Photo – Nina Strehl

“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy

“When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.” – Magic Johnson

Photo – Dimitar Belchev

Random acts of kindness – this what happens when things become unsettled, for every selfish act, there are double the acts of kindness. Neighbors have been knocking on doors seeing if neighbors need anything.

Getting To Know You – It may encourage a proper sort of localism – But if we’re all locked up with one another in local quarantine, we might get to know the neighbors and the family members we’ve always ignored.

Photo – Jon Tyson


Borders – It will make us realize that national boundaries are artificial.  It will make us realize that people are not islands – The model that dominates political and ethical thinking in the west is biologically ludicrous and sociologically unsustainable.

Respect For The Front-Line Workers – The respect this crisis has elicited for frontline workers – from healthcare, childcare, and eldercare to retail, logistics, production, and maintenance, even garbage and sanitation workers should translate to an appropriate reward for these workers in future.

Going Old Skool – Families are making an intentional effort to cut down our family screen time and what they have found is that they are playing more board games and reading more books, leading to more discussions, research, and learning.

Photo – Julian Myles

Bringing Out The Best In Us – Many people are finding ways to bring out the best in ourselves and our communities, resisting misinformation and divisiveness.  Many have joined volunteer mutual aid groups to support the vulnerable in their own community.  People and businesses are creating online resources to help ease the tension and inconvenience of quarantine, many of them free or discounted.  Kind gestures are everywhere, from thank-you signs for garbage collectors to socially distanced “welcome home” parades for a young cancer patient.  Hotels and restaurants, currently closed, have used their skills to prepare meals for health workers and people in the community.

It may encourage altruism – Emergencies tend to bring out the best and the worst in us. An epidemic may engender and foster altruistic heroes.

Renewed Concern For The Neglected – It reminds us of some neglected constituencies – Mortality and serious illness are far higher among the old, the very young, and those suffering from other diseases. We tend to think about – and legislate for – the healthy and robust

Environmental Relations

Pollution Reduction – Less local pollution – At least two key pollutants have dropped because of the sudden, drastic reduction in motor-vehicle and bus traffic.  Fewer greenhouse gases.

Environmental Beauty More Visible – Some residents in northern India are reporting that they can see the Himalaya Mountains 125 miles away for the first time in 30 years, according to news and social media reports.  The water in the famed canals of Venice is much clearer, though the first, breathless reports in March led readers to believe that the water was somehow less polluted because of the lack of tourists with the shutdown-imposed.  Here is the Rockies Region, I can see the snow-capped mountains clearly from a distance.

Coronavirus has already saved lives – According to Barclay’s Earth – 1.6 million people die each year in China from asthma, heart attacks, lung, strokes due to polluted air.  In recent months pollution has plummeted.   Assistant Professor at Dept of Earth System Science Stafford University – Marshal Burke have conservatively estimated that reduced pollution in China for Feb and March has saved the lives of 4,000 children and 73,000.  By the end of this year, 1000 times more lives will be saved than killed by a coronavirus.

Pet Shelters – And many animal shelters have no more pets left to adopt.

Appreciating Nature – When we’re feeling anxious, more are choosing to pause to appreciate the natural world as a great way to calm the mind and relieve stress.

Photo – Ronan Furuta

The environment is getting a break – The slowdown in production, transportation, and sales are having a huge reduction in manufacturing and vehicle traffic is a reduction in pollution.

Wildlife Slaughter Halt – China has announced a permanent ban on trade-in and consumption of wildlife.

Health & Healthcare

Photo – Tai S Captures

Wake Up – A call to action to work on better healthcare access and sanitation more urgently.

Healthcare Is A Right – The coronavirus crisis is being managed by the public health system, which highlights that medicine is a public product.  It also highlights the need for universal healthcare that covers the many who were revealed as not covered.

It may make future epidemics less likely – The lessons learned from the coronavirus epidemic will pay dividends in the future. We will be more realistic about the dangers of viruses crossing the barriers between species.

It might make us more realistic about medicine – Medicine is not omnipotent. Recognizing this might make us more aware of our vulnerabilities.

Coronavirus Isn’t So Bad – Relative to other past pandemics, Coronavirus has a relatively low number of deaths.  Coronavirus could prevent the extinction of the human race.  We have been lacking in improving prevention measures, as in the US cutting the CDC budget by 80%.  Training wheels for society.  Coronavirus shows how unprepared we were.

New Priorities – Health and accessible healthcare will now be prioritized as never before.  Investment for disease prevention will be important to prevent all of the economic losses in the stock market


Photo – Louis Reed

Giving Science Props – The current crisis underscores the crucial role of professionals and scientists in problem-solving.  Hail to science and scientists!   We are more dependent on them and as a result, science will step up and gain rep.

Big Pharma Collaboration – Scientists around the world are looking for a coronavirus vaccine. Big pharma is working together, which almost never happens, and has begun and some promising avenues have already been identified.

Testing is improving – Newer, faster tests are also being developed around the world.   With all this medical research, we’re understanding the virus better and learning how to deal with it.

Pandemic Research – Now it is at the forefront whereby big pharma is working on several vaccines, anti-viral treatments, and research is expanding extensively.  If not for coronavirus this would not have happened.

Coronavirus Will Save Lives – Millions of future lives will be saved because of what we are doing in response to coronavirus.   The fatality rate will be in the low single-digit percentages, but it is giving us a huge opportunity to refine tune our procedures, medicine, and sharpening our minds.


Good Things About Coronavirus – CNET – Richard Trenholm – April 20, 2020

From vaccine progress to people uniting in friendship and solidarity, some positive COVID-19 news to keep things in perspective.   Right now the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 are all anyone can talk about. You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed or find yourself focusing on worst-case scenarios. So let’s take a second, breathe deep, and look at some of the positive things going on in these strange times.  Read More

With the unexpected
Mandatory isolations,
Arrives a resurrection
Of lifestyles of old.

Families gather
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The elderly are watched over
With keenness and compassion.

The poor and homeless
Fed and sheltered.
Communities work
With united forces.

Read More

10 Good Things About Corona Virus – Jojoebi

First things first, it sounds crazy to be talking about good things about Corona Virus. You are right. This Corona Virus sucks, it’s horrible for anyone who gets it. Scary for anyone who is on the vulnerable list and a royal PITA for businesses, travelers, parents, and anyone in between.  Although most of our kids have nothing much to worry about, they can unwittingly carry it and share it. And it is the vulnerable we, as a community, need to think about.  Read More

Coronavirus pandemic is a disaster for the world, but a few good things might emerge from it – The Conversation – Charles Foster – Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

To be clear, and in the hope of heading off some trolls, I would like to make two observations. First, of course, I don’t welcome the epidemic. It will cause death, worry, inconvenience, and great physical and economic suffering. Lives and livelihoods will be destroyed. The burden will fall disproportionately on the old, the weak, and the poor.  And second, these suggestions are rather trite. They should be obvious to reasonably reflective people of average moral sensibility.  Read More

7 ways the planet has gotten better since the coronavirus shutdown – By Frank Kummer – April 22, 2020

Though the coronavirus has caused life-threatening havoc and widespread economic damage, it has had other, unforeseen impacts: less pollution, a renewed embrace of gardening for some, less-threatened wildlife in some areas, and even better views of the Himalayas.  For sure, the virus’s sweeping negative effects are devastating. But, here are some of the top ways it has had some positive impact, even if only temporary, in time for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Read More

6 Good Things That Have Come From The Coronavirus – Carla Coulson

Despite what is going on in the world, I am sending you a note of love and joy as it seems the fear department is working overtime.  I always try to find the good in a situation and often it’s hard to see what good there could possibly be when you are in the middle of it. Maybe this is the last shakedown before we truly embrace loving ourselves, doing life differently, respecting our earth, and appreciating the small things in life we have always taken for granted.  Read More

Coronavirus news has us anxious and sad. Here are 11 things we’ve seen that lifted our spirits – Inspired Life – By Marisa Lati – March 18

Schools are shutting down, stocks are plummeting, and health-care workers are scrambling to deal with a shortage of beds. But you probably already know that, or you’ve read similarly concerning news. In this time of social distancing and high anxiety, it can help to step back and remind ourselves of the myriad ways people are still being positive.  We asked several of our reporters to share something they saw this week that is helping them remain upbeat. Have you seen or read about an act of kindness or moment of beauty, whether in your own neighborhood or on the other side of the world? Read More

Life after coronavirus: What positive changes can emerge? – Elaine Burke – 20 APR 2020- Silicon Republic

In an effort to accentuate the positive, Elaine Burke takes a look at what good things might come of the innovations, inventiveness, and collectivist thinking brought on by the coronavirus.  Read More

What positive lifestyle changes we may have after the whole COVID 19 situation? – Written By Deblina Chatterjee – Mumbai – March 30, 2020 – Pink Villa

During this lockdown period to contain the deadly coronavirus, we are constantly thinking and getting tensed about the future of this situation. But have you ever thought that there might be some positive changes after this situation as well? Find out the possible changes our lifestyle may have after this entire pandemic outbreak ends.  Read More

Coronavirus: Wild animals enjoy the freedom of a quieter world – 29 April 2020

Coronavirus lockdowns globally have given parts of the natural world a rare opportunity to experience life with hardly any humans around.  Animals in urban areas are exploring emptied streets and waterways, and delighting human inhabitants along the way.  While many of these are not unique sightings, the human restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic seem to have given animals the confidence to go deeper into our cities and stay for longer.  Read More


7 POSITIVE side effects of the Corona Crisis – Mar 22, 2020 – Nellie Winter

Yes, Corona has brought us a lot of pain we all hope that this pandemic will be over faster than we dare to hope. BUT only focusing on the negatives of our current situation does not get us anywhere, so in this video, I will be sharing 7 POSITIVE SIDE EFFECTS this virus has had or could have for us as humans and for the world we live in.

Why Coronavirus May Be a Good Thing – Mar 25, 2020 – Thoughty2

Note:  Audio is a bit out of sync with the movement of lips.  Still, this is a very informative video.

Covid-19 is devastating our world, but here’s why that may be good for humanity.


Heartwarming Moments Quarantined Italians Sing Together from Balconies – Mar 14, 2020 – On Demand News

The whole Italian population has been put in lockdown since Wednesday, in a strict measure to prevent further spreading of the Coronavirus in the most hit country in Europe.

Coronavirus Is Our Future | Alanna Shaikh | TEDxSMU – Mar 11, 2020 – TEDx Talks

Global health expert Alanna Shaikh talks about the current status of the 2019 coronavirus outbreak and what this can teach us about the epidemics yet to come.  Alanna Shaikh is a global health consultant and executive coach who specializes in individual, organizational and systemic resilience. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in public health from Boston University. She has lived in seven countries and it the author of What’s Killing Us: A Practical Guide to Understanding Our Biggest Global Health Problems. Recent article publications include an article on global health security in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper and an essay in the Annual Review of Comparative and International Education. She blogs on coaching and personal resilience at   The CDC now recommends always wearing a mask in public.

Coronavirus Is Helping the Environment — for Now – Mar 31, 2020

Clearer water, cleaner air: the environmental effects of coronavirus – Mar 20, 2020 – FRANCE 24

Clearer water, cleaner air: the environmental effects of coronavirus – Mar 20, 2020 – FRANCE 24
Positive Impact of Coronavirus Lockdown | Explained by Dhruv Rathee – Apr 9, 2020 –  Dhruv Rathee

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2 thoughts on “Corona We Know Whatz Bad – So Whatz Good? – The Positive Side Of The Coronavirus – There’s Always Something Good

    1. There will be even more positives revealed.

      I was at the Pearl Street Farmers Market this weekend. It was amazining how the setup, protocol was well-adapted to social distancing.

      Many of the vendors were from younger generations who ran small organic farms, dairies, coffee roasting gourmet foods, oils etc., all adjusted for the new post-coronavirus world in terms of access (home delivery), health (Non GMO Pro/Prebiotic), and creativity. I gave me hope.

      Everyone just wanted to be happy and found it there.

      One day I will share to video footage.

      It’s just not all bad.

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