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- California, Ohio and Washington moved early to slow the virus—here’s what other states can learn from them.
- People are misinterpreting the directive to stay “six feet apart” as permission to do everything they’d normally do, so long as they keep a six-foot bubble of space around them at all times: "In New York, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, the coronavirus-prevention tagline is literally just, 'Stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus,' not 'Stay home, unless you really want to see your friend or go on a godforsaken Tinder date, in which case play with fire and dance very close to the six-feet-apart limit, and maybe go in for a hug if you feel it.'"
- Mayor Bill de Blasio was heckled by bystanders demanding coronavirus tests and better healthcare outside Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx today.
- Randy Newman wrote a delightful song/PSA about social distancing called "Stay Away."
- It's still not clear who is operating that drone around East River Park, but police departments in Elizabeth, NJ and Daytona Beach, Florida have begun using drones to monitor social distancing.
- A Times critic weighs the pros and cons of whether ordering takeout food is risking lives or saving restaurants.
- Linda Tripp, whose conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998, has died. She was 70.
- The NBA and ESPN reportedly plan to televise a HORSE competition; among those expected to participate include Chris Paul, Trae Young and Zach LaVine.
- Vice writes that conspiracy peddlers of every stripe are increasingly twisting the pandemic to bolster their world views—and most alarmingly, to claim that perhaps the crisis is not real at all.
- Bruce Springsteen played Morrissey and paid tribute to John Prine as part of his guest DJ turn on Sirius XM’s E Street Radio—you can listen to all the songs he played here.
- Will there be a quarantine baby boom? Some experts don't think so: “I really don’t think they’re saying, ‘Oh, let’s have a baby in the midst of the greatest epidemic that the country has faced in 100 years.'"
- Radiohead want to encourage you to stay inside by releasing full-length live videos once a week "until either the restrictions resulting from current situation are eased, or we run out of shows. Which will be first? No-one knows."
- And finally, this sassy dog is NOT in the mood:
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