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There are lots of scary coronavirus scenarios that are pure speculation. But we don't need to go down that road: There are already enough grim changes to daily life that we know are coming.
More cases: As testing improves, the number of new cases may seem like an explosion because we are more likely to be catching cases that we previously would have missed, health care editor Sam Baker reports.
More isolation: Austin's South by Southwest festival was the latest huge event to be spiked — and it won't be the last. This week's AFL-CIO Presidential Forum, a major energy conference, a Federal Reserve event, the Milken Institute Global Conference and others have been called off or postponed.
More economic interruption:
Female representation on corporate boards around the world has doubled in the last decade. But board members — who play a big role in corporate decision-making and earn big money for their labors — are still much more likely to be male, markets reporter Courtenay Brown writes.
Between the lines: Last year saw the biggest annual gain in global board seats held by women since 2009. California's boardroom law — which mandates that all California-based companies must have at least one female director — deserves part of the credit.
There's progress outside of the corporate world:
The bottom line: While all-male boards are becoming more rare, they're still dominated by men.
Tonight on "Axios on HBO" (6 p.m. ET/PT) ... Super newsy episode: Jim VandeHei returns to a bar of his youth to mix it up with Don Jr. before a hopped-up audience of Trump supporters in Oshkosh, Wisc. — a swing town in 2020's marquee battleground.
Goodyear Stadium in Arizona provides pens and autograph cards for Cleveland Indians players before a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs.
The autograph — an occasional annoyance for players, a forever memento for fans — is an endangered species this spring, per USA Today.
🇮🇹 "Italy announced a sweeping quarantine Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of 16 million people — more than one quarter of its population — in a bid to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe." (AP)
🚢 "The Grand Princess cruise ship that has been stranded off the California coast for four days ... will dock at the Port of Oakland, the ship’s captain announced ... to the 3,500 passengers and crew members." (S.F. Chronicle)
🇬🇧 Ministers in the U.K., with one-fifth the population of the U.S., "are preparing for a potential coronavirus death toll as high as 100,000 as they try to brace the country for months of upheaval without spreading panic." (The Sunday Times)
🇺🇸 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency, as he announced a statewide total of 76 cases. (Press release)
Joe Biden is benefiting from strong turnout in suburban counties, from northern Virginia to southern California, that fueled Democrats' 2018 wave, AP reports.
Elizabeth Warren as herself — and Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren — during the "Ingraham Angle Coronavirus Cold Open" on "Saturday Night Live."
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