In between doses of hydroxychloroquine, President Trump ruminated on the fact that America has the highest number of Covid 19 casualties. “I view it as a badge of honor … Really, it’s a badge of honor. When we have a lot of cases. I don’t look at that as a bad thing. I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better.” You know what would be a badge of honor? A leader wearing a mask. Of course, we don’t have the best testing and the administration (and many state governments) are working overtime to keep the numbers low—by any means necessary. NPR: Florida Ousts Top COVID-19 Data Scientist.

+ CNN on the CDC: We’ve been muzzled.

+ AP: Trump allies lining up doctors to prescribe rapid reopening.