“We don’t want to do it. We don’t think we should have to do it. If we have to do this, then we want to do it in a fair and rational and thoughtful way.” In Washington, where the virus hit earlier, state and hospital officials begin to set guidelines “for how to decide who lives and dies if, as feared, the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms the state’s health care system.” This is not what we used to mean by Decision 2020.

+ “Health-care workers seeing at-risk patients were housed away from their families. They wore full-body protective gear, including goggles, complete head coverings, N95 particle-filtering masks, and hazmat-style suits. Could we do that here? Not a chance.” Atul Gawande in The New Yorker: Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers.

+ The latest health care updates from Andy Slavitt.