Coronavirus: 5 reasons to be hopeful for the future

Reku Matsui, 8, and Yaya Matsui, 12, pose for a photograph while holding pictures that they drew during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, as they stand on the balcony of their home in Tokyo, Japan, April 19, 2020. "I miss being with my grandmother and my grandfather. Also, I want to go to my grandmother's house," said Reku, who drew a picture of himself standing in between his two smiling grandparents. Yaya, who drew a picture of herself and a friend said "what I want to do the most right now is hang out with my friends." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon     SEARCH "CORONAVIRUS DRAWING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2BAG9KZSI9

Reasons to smile? Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Ian Boyd
Professor of Biology, University of St Andrews
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