Keeping these news sources afloat needs to be part of the governmental and philanthropic response to the pandemic.
McKay Coppins"Among the important steps you should take during this crisis: Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. And buy a subscription to your local newspaper."
McKay Coppins"So what can be done to help keep journalism in your community alive?
"The federal government can do something quite concrete right now: As part of its stimulus plans, it should funnel $500 million in spending for public-health ads through local media."
We’ve only known about SARS-CoV-2 for three months, but scientists can make some educated guesses about where it came from, and why it’s behaving in such an extreme way.
McKay CoppinsCoronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden, every bit of information we have about them matters. @edyong209 reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
Policy makers need to start planning for a careful and gradual return to normalcy.
McKay Coppins"The notion that this is how we handle the virus until a vaccine is available—that the most intense social distancing with no school or work for large segments of society will go on for many months—is absurd." Yuval Levin argues for a *gradual* restart
In countries around the world, the pandemic is giving leaders an excuse to entrench themselves. And the public is going along with it.
McKay CoppinsHow @anneapplebaum's son returned home from college to Poland:
"He got out and walked across, carrying his luggage, as if in a Cold War movie about a spy exchange. He saw roadblocks, soldiers with guns, men in hazmat suits taking temperatures."
He called a COVID-19 hotline number Friday night and he said he was told to go to the hospital and check in with the isolation unit.
McKay Coppins"Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, who tested positive last week for the disease caused by the coronavirus, said Sunday night that he has been hospitalized since Friday because of 'severe shortness of breath.'"
Republicans gathered for a closed-door caucus lunch when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) broke the news: One of their own, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), had tested positive for the coronavirus.