Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 500 words, a 2-minute read.
Situational awareness: Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon told CNBC the investment bank won’t help companies go public unless they have at least one board member who adds diversity, “with a focus on women.” Go deeper.
The coronavirus isn't yet "a global health emergency," but it's definitely an emergency in China.
The big picture: Coronavirus "has raised the specter of a repeat of the SARS epidemic" in 2002–03 that killed roughly 800 worldwide, the N.Y. Times reports.
Why it matters: "Only five global public health emergency declarations have been made in the past. The decisions are fraught, with health authorities wary of causing panic, or of suggesting that governments cannot handle outbreaks on their own," per the Times.
Between the lines: Some say the lack of a declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) may lessen international focus and funding needed to address a potential threat, but others worry that such a declaration could limit the travel and trade important to many people's livelihoods, Axios' Eileen Drage O'Reilly reports.
Rep. Sylvia Garcia. Photo: Senate TV via AP
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Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images
The Obama portraits are going on a nationwide tour that includes Chicago, NYC, L.A., Atlanta and Houston, WashPost reports.
Why it matters: The paintings have brought in millions of visitors to the capital's National Portrait Gallery, where they are currently housed, notes Axios' Rashaan Ayesh.