Headlines edition

Tuesday headlines: Chicken Big.

Last week Trump told aides he's afraid journalists will try to purposefully contract coronavirus to give it to him on Air Force One.

“None of us want to be Chicken Little, but there is too much consistent data to not begin to rattle the cage pretty loudly.” Life will not be normal for the near term. Why? The US is even less prepared than other democratic nations experiencing outbreaks.

"I like the numbers being where they are.” Wishful thinking and the worry of panic in the White House since January.

A virus concern to anticipate (from 2016): When aid workers and peacekeepers cause outbreaks unwittingly.

A Twitter thread on how South Korea appears to be getting ahead of the virus. One thing you almost certainly do not need to do right now: Buy a face mask.

A first-person account of what it’s like to visit a hospital when you fear you have the coronavirus. (He had mononucleosis.)

See also: Portraits with hand sanitizer, by Chloe Wise.

Calm returns to the financial markets after yesterday’s historic crash. (The 500 richest people lost a combined $239 billion.)

Primary voters head to the polls today in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington.

With fewer travelers in the sky, airlines are flying planes with no passengers, in order to hang on to their take-off and landing slots.

Studies find that riding in an Uber or Lyft generates more carbon emissions than simply driving yourself.

Climbing Everest is big business, which accounts for cut-rate guides, increasing deaths, and Walmart executives.

Rallies and work-stoppages rippled across Latin America yesterday to protest violence against women. In Mexico, the number of femicides has climbed 137% in five years.

Jazz legend McCoy Tyner, former pianist of the John Coltrane Quartet, dies at the age of 81.

A type of salamander can regenerate lost body parts in a way that's unrivaled. Its genome is now fully sequenced.

Your weekly white paper: The first evidence that social media encourages political behaviors that are conducive to inequality.

Oprah didn’t cancel her American Dirt show, and instead hosted a searching discussion about the publishing industry.

Today in the Tournament of Books: Helen Rosner weighs Normal People against Fleishman Is in Trouble.

“The Case of the Missing Hit” is potentially the perfect podcast episode.

National parks of the US illustrated according to their worst reviews.