Headlines edition

Wednesday headlines: Magical blinking.

Nobel-winning economist Paul Romer: If we screen the public on a weekly basis and boost protective equipment, we can save the economy.

One Harvard economist’s proposal for social insurance: monthly payments that last the entire pandemic.

The White House and Senate lawmakers reached a $2-trillion stimulus deal.

The World Health Organization warns that the US may soon become the pandemic’s epicenter, no matter what Mr. Trump would have you believe.

"To think that we'll be in any place to lift these restrictionary measures by Easter, in just two or three weeks, for me, seems completely magical thinking.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks openly about his differences with Trump and others in the administration.

See also: “Please do not take medical advice from a man who looked directly at a solar eclipse.”

A day in the life of a New York ER doctor who previously treated Ebola in West Africa.

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed to a date “not later than summer 2021.”

As countries race to contain the growing pandemic, a “triumvirate of denial” emerges in Latin America, with the leaders of Brazil, Mexico and Nicaragua.

The shirt lapels of a Spainish army unit would appear to practice social distancing.

If you’re really struggling with COVID, Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. It also trains volunteers to help people. 

Making art is proven to reduce stress. Artist and author Danny Gregory is hosting live drawing lessons on weekdays.

For 32 years, a Japanese artist has documented his meals with drawings.

“Alison Roman arrived before we needed her.” Meet the domestic goddess of the lockdown.

RIP, playwright Terrence McNally, who died Tuesday due to complications from the coronavirus.

Since you're staying in, maybe you want to try making the (possibly) original recipe of Coke, or just hear about it.

Related: Ten easy science experiments for kids at home.

Recently discovered footage documents the on-site fabrication of Donald Judd’s untitled freestanding works in concrete.

Some reflections on David Bowie inspired by a new set of reflective images of Bowie from the spring of 1972.

How one bookstore is coping with the coronavirus: with “a mystery bag of books.”