Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green from a snowy Lincoln, Nebraska, — is 487 words, a 2-minute read.
The past month's twin tolls: More than 30,000 dead Americans and 22 million more losing their jobs.
Why it matters: The return to normal after the coronavirus lockdown is going to be slow and painful.
President Trump told governors this afternoon that he wants to begin to reopen the U.S. economy on May 1, Axios' Alayna Treene and Margaret Talev report.
The big picture: Since President Trump announced the "15 Days to Slow the Spread" guidelines on March 16:
Between the lines: There is a big gap between what's being said on television vs. public opinion, if the latest Pew Research poll is even close.
What's next: Some states are already extending their lockdowns, including New York, which will hunker down through May 15.
The bottom line: No return to normal will be possible without getting this virus under control, which requires a testing capacity we've yet to establish.
Fashion designer Do Quyen Hoa shows off an embroidery face mask at her studio in Hanoi, Vietnam.