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  • Here is the most damning sentence you'll read today about how New York leaders mishandled the outbreak of the virus: the former head of the CDC "said that if the state and city had adopted widespread social-distancing measures a week or two earlier, including closing schools, stores and restaurants, then the estimated death toll from the outbreak might have been reduced by 50 to 80 percent."
  • Weeks after dismissing the coronavirus as a hoax, right-wing media is now pushing hydroxychloroquine as a miracle cure.
  • John Prine, the brilliant singer/songwriter, has died of complications from COVID-19 at 73. Read remembrances of him from fellow musicians, and a wonderful essay about him.
  • President Donald Trump thinks mail-in voting is "horrible" and "corrupt," but also...he voted by mail in Florida recently. As Politico wrote, "He offered no explanation on the discrepancy between his position on mail-in voting and his own personal voting habits."
  • The LA Times interviewed Randy Newman about what he's been up to during quarantine, and he was charming as usual: "In sort of a slothful way. I collapse into each day. One thing about it is there’s no rush for anything. If I want to take 20 minutes to tie my shoes, I can do it."
  • Here is the current state of the subway: "At least 41 transit workers have died, and more than 6,000 more have fallen sick or self-quarantined. Crew shortages have caused over 800 subway delays and forced 40 percent of train trips to be canceled in a single day. The average wait for some trains, usually four minutes, has ballooned to 40 minutes."
  • John Mulaney reflects on working at SNL, scouting for talent with Lorne Michaels, and returning to host the show in this great clip.
  • Here is a glimpse inside Drake's absolutely over-the-top, ridiculous mansion.
  • Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon spoke to Vulture about the final installment of their hilarious travel series The Trip.
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is donating $1 billion of his equity in his company Square to coronavirus relief efforts.
  • And finally, exercising comes more easily to some: