Headlines Edition

Monday headlines: Bear pollution.

Tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana caused "catastrophic" damage after touching down Sunday.

The US overtakes Italy with nearly 22,000 fatalities from Covid-19, the most in the world.

There have been at least 3,620 deaths in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, up from around 450 just 10 days ago.

One month ago today, President Trump declared a national emergency. Few of his promises have come to pass.

A detailed summary by six esteemed journalists of Trump being repeatedly warned about the virus triggers Sean Hannity into attacking the one woman in the group.

Fauci says lives could have been saved if the US had acted earlier, prompting Trump to retweet a post calling for him to be fired.

White House adviser Peter Navarro makes a bad bet on 60 Minutes that the show didn't cover pandemic preparedness under Obama.

Joe Biden’s plan to reopen America: testing, contact tracing, disease surveillance, industry revamping, and science.

Unrelated/related: “What We Know About the Joe Biden Sexual Assault Allegation.”

South Korea, a coronavirus success story, warns against easing social distancing guidelines too soon.

For updates on the coronavirus in Africa: the IFES newsletter, and dispatches from Africa Is a Country.

The Swedish exception? “We prefer voluntary measures, and there is a high level of trust here between the population and the authorities, so we are able to avoid coercive restrictions.”

Videos have surfaced of known Mafia gangs delivering essential goods to Italians hit hard.

In Yosemite, the bear population has quadrupled.

Many Facebook groups feature users pretending to live somewhere else—like the 135,000 members of an ant colony.

See also: “No one answers an ad for roommates expecting to end up quarantined with them.”

With the decline in air traffic around the world, the visibility of certain flights has attracted attention “and we’ve received quite a few questions.”

You heard about the Apple-Google plan to track Covid—here’s some good analysis from a tech perspective.

Apple is now the largest watchmaker in the world by revenue, outselling the entire Swiss watch industry.

Volcanic activity is escalating in a region of Iceland that has not erupted for 800 years.

After stopping Lizzo from twerking on Instagram, Diddy is forced to clarify “you're allowed to twerk on Easter.”