“The Chinese government facilitated a 1,000-ventilator donation from billionaires Jack Ma and Joseph Tsai, the co-founders of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Cuomo said. He said those ventilators were due to arrive Saturday, and the state of Oregon had volunteered to send 140 more breathing machines.” In the absence of a federal program to redeploy ventilators where they’re needed, we get a headline like this: NY to get 1,100 ventilators with help from China, Oregon. (Jack Ma is the new super power.)

+ Meanwhile, and stop me if you’ve heard this story before, we’re fighting with an ally. Trudeau warns U.S. against denying exports of medical supplies to Canada.

+ “There were 1,300 direct flights to 17 cities before President Trump’s travel restrictions. Since then, nearly 40,000 Americans and other authorized travelers have made the trip, some this past week and many with spotty screening.” NYT: 430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced.

+ WaPo: Ford and GM are undertaking a warlike effort to produce ventilators. It may fall short and come too late.

+ This section has a lot of stories. But they’re all the same story. “From the Oval Office to the CDC, political and institutional failures cascaded through the system and opportunities to mitigate the pandemic were lost.” WaPo: The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged.