“The only way the markets are going to find sustainable improvement is when the economy is allowed to come back to life.” The Fed is throwing everything it has at the economic problem, but until there’s an end in sight, it feels like throwing money into black hole. New initiatives are announced, and the market shrugs (or worse). Here’s the latest on the financial crisis from CNN.

+ Meanwhile, “Democrats blocked a $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill for the second day in a row Monday, as near-pandemonium erupted on the Senate floor with lawmakers venting fury about their failed efforts to address the pandemic’s impact on the U.S. economy.” (The details of the battle are a familiar, the times are not.)

+ Bezos’ nation-state is prioritizing household staples and other high-demand items. So when it comes to nonessentials, Amazon Prime delivery delays are now as long as a month. (We can wait a lot longer than that. Focus on keeping the drivers and warehouse workers safe. While we’re at it, we need to keep our sanitation workers safe too.)