Before I get labeled David Downer, let’s focus on a few upbeat elements about this story (in addition to the fact that everyone is taking it seriously, which is a huge positive in itself). The Cleveland Clinic is quickly developing new testing capabilities, which “will deliver results within eight hours, instead of the two to seven days it currently takes.” Plus, Colorado’s first drive-up COVID-19 testing facility opens in Denver, and is free of charge. And, Scientists at the Biological Research Institute in Israel are making significant breakthroughs in understanding the virus. (You had me at Shalom.) A vaccine is a ways off, but progress sounds good.

+ And one benefit from the fact that everyone is staying home: Emissions are currently plummeting worldwide.