President Donald Trump warned of a "very painful two weeks" ahead yesterday as public health experts said up to 240,000 Americans could ultimately die despite the social distancing measures currently in place. Trump's tone marked a departure from his weeks of downplaying the outbreak, though he insisted his administration has handled the crisis well. Meanwhile, scientists are collaborating across borders on drugs and vaccines while cash-strapped companies are scrambling for credit.
Could coronavirus change politics? Trump would be wise to appoint a Democrat as Health and Human Services chief to project a unified front, OZY suggests — a strategically savvy move that seems unlikely for now.