Covid-19 roundup: Where is Dr. Fau­ci?; AS­CO goes vir­tu­al

In an­oth­er blis­ter­ing press con­fer­ence on Mon­day, Pres­i­dent Trump in­di­cat­ed he was keen to re­open the US econ­o­my in weeks, not months, even as the death toll from the coro­n­avirus con­tin­ues to mount. “Our coun­try wasn’t built to be shut down … we can­not let the cure be worse than the prob­lem it­self,” he de­clared.

In con­trast, UK Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son told cit­i­zens in a somber ad­dress: “if you don’t fol­low the rules, the po­lice will have the pow­ers to en­force them,” as he un­leashed a long-an­tic­i­pat­ed three-week lock­down.

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