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Due to the bad news, which usually dominates the front page of NU.nl, the good news sometimes snow. That is why we regularly make an overview of the positive and cheerful news.

New drug can shorten hospital stay for corona patients

Researchers have found a new drug for corona patients who end up in intensive care. The existing drug tocilizumab appears to shorten the admission time and the length of time that people need to be ventilated. It also affects the number of deaths.

Severely ill coronapplants who receive the drug are almost twice as likely to have a better disease course. This is shown by research in 260 hospitals around the world, in which more than three hundred patients took part.

Little owl rescued after involuntary trip in Christmas tree

A little owl was rescued this week from the Christmas tree destined for Rockefeller Center in New York. The animal had accidentally and involuntarily traveled, as employees of the transport company discovered when the tree had already arrived in New York State after a long journey.

It is a saw-owl that lives in the forests of North America. This owl species usually grows to a maximum of 20 centimeters. The animal had traveled from the village of Oneonta, 270 kilometers away.

Technical trick puts Obama and Oprah Winfrey in ‘the same room’

Oprah Winfrey has interviewed Barack Obama for her talk show on the streaming service Apple TV +. The presenter spoke to the former president of the United States via a video connection. However, a technical trick makes it look like the two are right opposite each other.

FIFA proposal: Fourteen weeks of maternity leave in women’s football

FIFA made a number of proposals on Thursday to better protect football players. The most important point is a maternity leave of fourteen weeks.

Under the proposal, pregnant players will be given a maternity leave of fourteen weeks, with a minimum of two-thirds of their salary. There will also be guidelines for clubs to help players physically return to their old level after giving birth.

Second Wonder Woman film to be seen in the Netherlands rather than in the US

The second Wonder Woman film will be screened in Dutch cinemas from December 16. Distributor Warner Bros reported this on Thursday. The Netherlands is one of the first countries in the world where the film will be shown.

In the US Wonder Woman 1984, as the official title says, can only be seen from Christmas Day. The film will be released there simultaneously in the cinemas and on streaming platform HBO Max.

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