Cameron Kasky addresses area high schoolers as they rally at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a school walkout Feb. 21. Photo: Rhona Wise / AFP via Getty Images

"Inside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students' incredible race to make history: During a two-day odyssey in Florida, the #NeverAgain kids learned a simple media lesson: tell the truth ... not some sanitized, poll-tested version" — Dave Cullen, author of the bestseller "Columbine," on Vanity Fair's The Hive.

Why it matters: "The Douglas kids seized their destiny on day one and willed it into a story of astonishing hope and drastic change."

  • Jaclyn Corin, 17, junior class president at M.S.D., on learning that her friend Cameron Kasky was planning a march on Washington on March 24 (13 days from today): "The news forgets ... Very quickly. And if we were all talk and no action, people wouldn’t take us as seriously. We needed a critical mass event.”
  • Cullen writes: "I have followed school shootings since Columbine, nearly 19 years ago, and I’ve never seen anything like the #NeverAgain kids. I swore I’d never go back to another of these crime scenes, to report another story of misery and horror. I went to Douglas because it’s radically different this time."

P.S.: Josh Kushner — a venture capitalist and entrepreneur who founded Thrive Capital, a venture capital firm; Oscar, a health insurance company; and Cadre, a real estate investment platform (and brother of Jared) — has donated $50,000 to March for Our Lives.

Go deeper

13 hours ago - Health

15 states broke single-day coronavirus records this week

Data: Compiled from state health departments by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

At least 15 states broke their single-day novel coronavirus infection records this week, according to state health department data reviewed by Axios.

The big picture: The number of coronavirus cases increased in the vast majority of states over the last week, and decreased in only two states plus the District of Columbia, Axios' Andrew Withershoop and Caitlin Owens report.

Updated 13 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 11,143,945 — Total deaths: 527,681 — Total recoveries — 6,004,593Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 2,818,588 — Total deaths: 129,584 — Total recoveries: 883,561 — Total tested: 34,213,497Map.
  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona's hot spot reach near capacity.
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Trump extends PPP application deadlineKimberly Guilfoyle tests positive.
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: 31 MLB players test positive as workouts resume.
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.
14 hours ago - Health

In photos: America celebrates July 4 during global pandemic

Photo: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

The U.S. has already celebrated Easter, graduations and so much more during the coronavirus pandemic, and now it can add July 4 to the list.

The state of play: Axios' Stef Kight writes public parades and fireworks displays around much of the country are being canceled to prevent mass gatherings where the virus could spread. Hot-dog contests and concerts will play to empty stands and virtual audiences — all while American pride treads an all-time low.