“‘You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can call it a virus. You know, you can call it many different names. I’m not sure anybody even knows what it is.’ That was neither the most consequential statement from the White House, nor the most egregious. But it was perhaps the most ironic.” It’s ironic because “what it is” is just about the only thing we’re sure of. The Altantic’s excellent Ed Yong: Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing.

+ The New Yorker: What We Don’t Know About the Coronavirus.

+ NYT: Coronavirus Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported.

+ Trump Says U.S. Will Run 5 Million Daily Virus Tests ‘Very Soon.’ His Testing Czar Says That’s Impossible. (If you’re looking to hire a testing czar, this guy will be looking for a job soon.)