“It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000 cases.” As WHO warns that the pandemic is accelerating, many world leaders are heeding that message. All of India, more than 1.3 billion people, is now under lockdown. And Boris Johnson has ordered a full lockdown across the UK.

+ “Though many in Italy now argue that their government waited too long, democracies across the West have been mulling the same decisions — and in some cases have acted less decisively.” Italy’s coronavirus deaths are staggering. They may be more preview than anomaly.