😷 Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health told Jon Karl on ABC's "This Week" that life could return to normal in "several weeks to [a] few months."
🎬 Tonight on "Axios on HBO" (6 p.m. ET/PT): DNC chair Tom Perez talks about coronavirus and the party's future. See a clip. ... House Majority Whip James Clyburn warns the U.S. "could very well go the way of Germany in the 1930s." See a clip.
Vice President Mike Pence, often caricatured as the White House Yes Man, is doing many of the things critics wish President Trump would do:
Pence, 60, a likely contender for the Republican nomination in 2024, has become one of the most praised administration officials during the virus crisis:
Part of Pence's persona goes back to his days as host of a syndicated talk radio show in Indiana — his job before he became a congressman, House Republican Conference chair and Indiana governor.
As first reported by Jonathan Swan, Pence yesterday sent the White House staff an email recommending "social distancing" and to "avoid physical contact."
The bottom line: Pence is still deferential to Trump — but that's what he signed up for.
P.S. The White House announced yesterday that President Trump tested negative:
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Financial advisers, who universally preach investing for the long term, are being swamped by clients who think they should either unload their stocks or "buy the dip," Jennifer Kingson and Courtenay Brown write from New York.
What's happening: Lurches in the stock market — which last week saw some of the biggest drops and surges in a decade — has flummoxed everyone from young 401(k) holders to affluent private banking customers.
Dallas Mavericks owner and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban, who quickly announced that he'd pay workers "as if the games happened" during the NBA shutdown, talked by email yesterday with Axios Sports Editor Kendall Baker:
What do you predict will happen with the rest of the NBA season?
You were the first NBA owner to announce a payment plan for hourly employees. Are you surprised some of your fellow owners have yet to announce similar plans?
What should teams and athletes be doing during this sports outage to stay connected with fans and provide a sense of normalcy?
For bored sports fans in need of recommendations: What are your favorite sports movies?
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In a tight job market, many companies are rolling out the red carpet to bring back women who took extended time off from work to raise a family, Joann Muller writes.
The big picture: About 2.2 million non-working mothers between 25 and 54 years old with bachelor's degrees or higher say they want to work, according to career reentry consultant Carol Fishman Cohen, cofounder of iRelaunch.
What's happening: More than 100 of the world's largest companies offer some type of return-to-work initiative.
The baptismal font of the St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in D.C.
Costco in Vegas.
NBC's Hans Nichols has his temperature taken by a member of the White House physician's office.
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Texting is experiencing a massive uptick in political campaigns throughout the country now that in-person campaign activities and forms of voter outreach are being suspended to protect public health, Stef Kight writes.
What's happening: Peer-to-peer (P2P) texting has become the hottest way for political campaigners on both sides to increase voter engagement, mostly because it's not subject to the same regulations as automated texting.
✈️ This photo shows people waiting to go through the customs at DFW, where extra coronavirus screening meant hours-long waits.
🇪🇸 🇫🇷 The latest: Spain locked down its 46 million citizens and France ordered the closing of just about everything the rest of the world loves about it — the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the cafes and restaurants, AP reports.
How life is changing:
🗽 Escape from New York ... N.Y. Times "Big City" columnist Ginia Bellafante writes about fancy folks fleeing to their second homes:
We all need a smile and do I have something awesome for you, spotted by Kendall Baker:
Max told me by email that he used only YouTube and iMovie editing software: "[G]iven that I'm on an extended spring break ... with no sports to watch, ... I have a lot of spare time!"