Wow, Financial Times editorial today. 'Radical reforms — reversing the policy direction of the last four decades — will need to be put on the table. (...) Policies until recently considered eccentric, such as basic income and wealth taxes, will have to be in the mix.'

Something not quite right here? Abu Dhabi is charging the NHS £2m to £3m per month to rent the @ExCeLLondon conference venue so it can be used as a temporary hospital. I thought the UK government and NHS had built it.

On the same day Larry Kudlow said coronavirus was “contained” on Feb. 25th, Trump’s campaign spox made an even more bold claim.

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."

Some bright person should broadcast Trump’s daily press conference with the Mystery Science Theater 3000 silhouette in the foreground and have @RadioFreeTom, @TheRickWilson, @gtconway3d, and @Popehat heckling him live. Ratings gold.

In order to be on track for an estimated ~100,000 deaths from coronavirus in the United States, and a peak of ~2,500 deaths per day, the University of Washington model cited by the White House would expect 8.363 total deaths today.

The latest @CNN number is 8,488 deaths.

I propose that anyone who watched Trump’s performance at today’s briefing, and believes that he is psychologically & emotionally capable of leading our country, should not be allowed to vote.
That’s healthy voter suppression.

At my last haircut I told the barber “tight on the sides, not too high, leave the top as is. I’ll let it grow out a bit.”
I’m fast approaching Twin Peaks-era David Lynch.

2/2 If we can’t get a very effective medicine cabinet by Summer, and sharply reduce the threat from #COVID19, then the alternative will be to start considering what Fall looks like when we can only operate at a 75% economy — and take more steps now to mitigate ensuing hardships.

1/2 Absent major technological breakthrough before fall (effective drugs) American life won’t normalize, economic activity won’t snap back. Which makes it frustrating why policy makers seem oddly unfocused about getting the kinds of therapeutics that should be obtainable.

@TrueFactsStated Claude and @maddogpac are the real deal ! Getting the donated #PPE to the #HealthcareHeroes !

Tonight's Painting: A Patch of Wildflowers That I Stumbled Upon Today (too long?)

Song: 6th Avenue Heartbreak by The Wallflowers

Here is @realDonaldTrump’s official schedule for the midst of a deadly #pandemic, his schedule is a big fat ZERO.

Just like him.🤬

#coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusPandemic

"Suppose my neighbor's home catches fire & I have a length of garden hose. If he can take my garden hose, I may help him put out his fire. I don't say to him 'Neighbor, you have to pay me $15 for it.' I don't want $15. I want my garden hose back after the fire is over." ⁠⁠-FDR

@TrueFactsStated Upper East Siders who can't sew - Frank's Cleaners and Tailoring (65th St) will help you out. NYC communities doing their bit! 💪🙌😷

The day before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said these words: “Only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.”

Those words are especially meaningful today. No matter how dark these days may seem, we will get through it.

Big takeaway from this briefing: Trump is losing patience with social distancing - frustrated waiting to reopen the country - and it could well be that the data that convinced him to extend guidelines for 30 days won't be convincing - to him- any more.

@bertie_watters @TrueFactsStated Yep. Cuomo announced that. Nice & Smart. China sending ventilators to NY too. We can either do this “everyone for themselves” - or for their tribe. Or we can all be Oregonians. Nice & Smart. I was born in Oregon, part of 6 generations. Let’s be Oregonians.

@slsjse @TrueFactsStated @maddogpac @erindickins @KSITESL @Tarquin_Helmet @DirkSchwenk Every little bit helps. This is a better use of my coffee money.

How are you, friends? Please know that even though we are all #PhysicalDistancing, you are not alone. We will get through this...together. Love you!💕

Family and I enjoyed Stargirl on Disney+

Good stuff especially for the tweens/early teens I’d think

As the Sun shines and Spring flowers bloom people across the Northern Hemisphere will grow weary of lockdowns, and eager to get outdoors. It will become more difficult to maintain social distancing for #COVID19 control.

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