“‘He watched Fox, and believed it was under control,’ Kristen told me. Early in March Sean Hannity went on air proclaiming that he didn’t like the way that the American people were getting scared ‘unnecessarily.’ He saw it all, he said, ‘as like, let’s bludgeon Trump with this new hoax.’ Eventually, Fox changed course and took the virus more seriously, but the Joyces were long gone by then.” The NYT’s Ginia Bellafante with a story of life and loss that’s about a lot more than the title, and my excerpt, suggests: A Beloved Bar Owner Was Skeptical About the Virus. Then He Took a Cruise.

+ “The news that was arriving from home was causing us all a lot of worry and grief … For us it was a stroke of good luck to be where we were.” World cruise, begun before pandemic, nears end of odyssey. (They had no Covid-19 cases. Maybe they should stay onboard and take another lap…)