Vaccines save 2 million lives per year compared to 1990. 10 million saved in the US since 1960.
If you’ve noticed that the news system likes to report on things going wrong instead of the nice things that happen, you now have evidence for the reason behind it. Humans pay more attention to bad things than good things. This study is about a world-wide 17 country study on how people react to negative news.
For example, while statistically, we are safer now than in the past, people are more and more afraid of it because the news concentrates on the bad things, not the good things that happen. That just isn’t “news”.
According to this news article, in places it’s cheaper to build a new utility-scale wind or solar farm than keep running a coal power plant.
There are about 300 different species of octopus?