“We’re in for a whole lot of hurt. It’s not a good situation. All the stars are aligned in the wrong place as you go into the fall and winter season, with people congregating at home indoors. You could not possibly be positioned more poorly.” WaPo: Fauci warns of covid-19 surge, offers blunt assessment of Trump’s response.

+ “Gone are the days when Americans could easily understand the virus by tracking rising case numbers back to discrete sources — the crowded factory, the troubled nursing home, the rowdy bar. Now, there are so many cases, in so many places, that many people are coming to a frightening conclusion: They have no idea where the virus is spreading.” How Are Americans Catching the Virus? Increasingly, They Have No Idea.

+ “The virus is spreading even faster than the reasonable worst-case scenario of our scientific advisors, whose models … now suggest unless we act, we could see deaths in this country running at several thousand a day.” Boris Johnson announces a new lockdown in England.

+ AP: San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty. (Alt headline: San Francisco curbs virus BECAUSE once-vibrant downtown is empty.)