AP: “The first participant in a clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus will receive an experimental dose on Monday, according to a government official … Public health officials say it will take a year to 18 months to fully validate any potential vaccine.”

+ NYT: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has authorized the country’s internal security agency to tap into a vast and previously undisclosed trove of cellphone data to retrace the movements of people who have contracted the coronavirus and identify others who should be quarantined because their paths crossed.”

+ “The internet police, as they are known here, have gained power as the Communist Party has worked to seize greater control over the thoughts, words, and even memories of China’s 800 million web users. Now, they are emerging as a bulwark against the groundswell of anger over governance breakdowns that exacerbated the epidemic.” Muting Coronavirus Anger, China Empowers Its Internet Police.

+ The Atlantic’s Ed Yong on The U.K.’s Coronavirus ‘Herd Immunity’ Debacle: “The country is not aiming for 60 percent of the populace to get COVID-19, but you’d be forgiven for thinking so based on how badly the actual plan has been explained.”

+ Gizmodo: Police in Spain are using drones to tell people to stay in their damn homes. (The people might just be happy to have someone to talk to…)