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  • The Washington Post reports that a network of right-leaning individuals and groups, in some cases coordinated by longtime conservative activists funded by Republican megadonors, are the ones helping fuel the anti-quarantine protests.
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who is pushing to reopen the state, told Fox News “there are more important things than living” during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The earliest U.S. deaths publicly attributed to the virus had been on February 26th, when two people died in the Seattle area. But Santa Clara county in California now says an autopsy showed a February 6th death was also related, which has radically shifted the timeline of the virus for experts.
  • Give Senator Mark Warner his own cooking show, because his tuna melt recipe Instagram video is an instant classic.
  • As the pandemic has gone on, doctors who monitor activity at poison call centers have noticed an alarming trend: "a significant increase in accidental exposures to household cleaners and disinfectants."
  • Don't you wish Conan O'Brien would crash one of your Zoom meetings?
  • Vox writes that Alison Roman has become the pasta-loving “prom queen of the pandemic.”
  • Hamilton Leithauser, along with his two daughters and two nieces, performed some of his new songs.
  • Here is a pretty brutal assessment of Woody Allen's awful-sounding memoir, Apropos Of Nothing.
  • New York state has issued a drastic new guideline urging emergency services workers not to attempt to revive anyone without a pulse when they get to a scene, a reversal from the previous policy of spending up to 20 minutes performing CPR.
  • Anytime there's a new Missy Elliott music video, it's a cause for celebration.
  • Kelly Lee Owens has released "Night," another excellent dance single from her now-delayed upcoming album Inner Song.
  • And finally, bear in a swing/ bear in a swing/ bear in a swing/ what a wonderful thing: