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- Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned today that the U.S. does not yet have the critical testing and tracing procedures needed to begin reopening the nation’s economy: “We have to have something in place that is efficient and that we can rely on, and we’re not there yet."
- Who else is ready for a pandemic summer?
- Speaking of which: the city's Parks Department has reportedly begun putting together plans "for scenarios including full and partial closure" of the beaches around NYC this summer.
- Scientists and experts have all agreed that people should socially distance from each other by at least six feet—but there is compelling evidence that there are factors to consider that may suggest we should be distancing even further.
- To that end, the Times made a 3D simulation to show how far respiratory droplets can spread.
- Watch the trailer for Damien Chazelle's Paris-set Netflix miniseries about jazz and the people who love it, The Eddy.
- A Manhattan man was arrested for threatening to blow up Central Park’s Alice in Wonderland statue with a pipe bomb.
- Thailand is reporting the first fatal case of coronavirus being transmitted from a dead patient to a medical examiner, which adds to safety concerns for morgue and funeral home workers amid the global pandemic.
- An abandoned computer store in a strip mall in a small Oklahoma city is a time capsule of early 2000s tech.
- Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby performed a Tiny Desk Home Concert that is delightful.
- NBCUniversal might move up the launch of their streaming site Peacock: “We feel even more strongly we need to bring Peacock as quickly to market as possible,” said Peacock's chairman.
- One fun quarantine hobby to pick up is learning how to sit still.
- Listen to "Shoes Too Tight," the glam rock first single from Liam Kazar.
- And finally, I wish someone said this to me everyday:
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