You’ve undoubtedly noticed a change of tone in the Oval office. Here’s WaPo on the chilling scientific paper that upended U.S. and U.K. coronavirus strategies. If nothing was done, “510,000 would die in Britain and 2.2 million in the United States over the course of the outbreak.”

+ NYT: US virus plan anticipates 18-month pandemic and widespread shortages.

+ Some schools closed for coronavirus in US are not going back for the rest of the academic year. (The rest of the year? Within 48 hours, my kids will have me chained to a metal pipe in the basement and NextDraft will cover the top 10 TikToks of the day.)

+ WaPo: Hello from Italy. Your future is grimmer than you think. (I’m a neurotic, Jewish hypochondriac who just kicked a weed habit. You have no idea how grim I think my future is.)