The old adage, "no news is good news", has never been more true than in 2020.

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The only way we have managed to get a break from more grim news about coronavirus was when the headlines began to focus on the racial protests and looting in cities across America.

Let's face it, it has been a tough year!

But there may be a couple of glimmers of hope on the horizon.

As I read through Gov. Murphy's daily New Jersey covid briefing from Tuesday, I was pleasantly surprised to find two somewhat promising pieces of news that aren't getting as much attention as they deserve.

Good thing #1: New Jersey's rate of transmission for covid-19 has been cut dramatically.

Governor Phil Murphy said our sheltering in place has helped cut the coronavirus' rate of transmission from more than 5 at the start of the outbreak to less than 1, at .88.

That's approximately six times less than it would have been had people not stayed at home.

Good Thing #2: Governor Murphy is now hoping casinos in Atlantic City will be open by July 4th, albeit with safety parameters in place.

Murphy insists he has been 'working like heck' to open and help Atlantic City's gambling industry that has lost tens of millions of dollars and sidelined thousands of casino employees since mid-March.

Well, that's about it for the good news for now, but here's hoping for even more soon in South Jersey!