The lockdown has started across much of the country. And it’s about to get worse. Over the next week or two, the numbers will go up, in part because we waited to act. That surge is expected. Don’t despair. If you’re avoiding others, you’re doing the right thing and the numbers will eventually catch up with our efforts to ease the burden on health workers who are short of beds, short of personal protection equipment, and short of sleep. Like countries that have turned the corner, we probably need to do more. No one has a better grasp of what it takes to deal with a pandemic than Don Jr. No, not that Don Jr. The NYT’s Donald G. McNeil Jr. His latest piece is a public service and a must read. The Virus Can Be Stopped, but Only With Harsh Steps, Experts Say. “The next priority, experts said, is extreme social distancing. If it were possible to wave a magic wand and make all Americans freeze in place for 14 days while sitting six feet apart, epidemiologists say, the whole epidemic would sputter to a halt.” (If it were possible to wave a magic wand, we’d pull another leader out of a hat, instead of the one history pulled out of its … oh forget it, too much news to cover…)