After days of build-up, America finds itself down at the end of Lonely Street at Heartbreak Hotel. In the Bay Area, we checked in several days ago. On Thursday night, Governor Gavin Newsom expanded the stay at home order to all of California. It’s the right call. What a difference it makes to see a good leader become great when history calls. On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a similar move. And like the Hotel California, in NY, you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. For those not yet sheltering in place, get ready. It’s coming. From California to the New York island, from the Redwood Forest, to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me to flatten the curve.

+ Vox: The testing failure has forced us to rely more on painful social distancing.

+ Here are a couple of excellent pieces to explain where we’re at, how we got here, and how long we have to stay. The Atlantic: This Is How We Can Beat the Coronavirus. “If we screen everyone, and do so regularly, we can let most people return to a more normal life. We can reopen schools and places where people gather. If we can be assured that the people who congregate aren’t infectious, they can socialize.” And Tomas Pueyo: Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance. (We’ll get to the dance, but for now, it’s hammer time.)

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