“The laws are taking swift hold across a broad range of political systems — in authoritarian states like Jordan, faltering democracies like Hungary, and traditional democracies like Britain. And there are few sunset provisions to ensure that the powers will be rescinded once the threat passes.” For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power.

+ Belarusian leader bucks coronavirus ‘psychosis,’ plays hockey. “It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees!” (Bro, we’re living on our couches. And that’s better than dying, even if you’ve already binged The Tiger King.)