Did you follow the headlines this week?
wearing masks in public  
the growing economic toll  
The C.D.C. has been preparing  
according to a federal official  
any guidance would be voluntary  
instructions for making a mask  
a million people across 171 countries  
the assault on respiratory systems  
The C.I.A. has warned  
using an unclassified email system.  

‘This thing is going to come for us all’

In just two weeks  
the U.S.N.S. Comfort arrived in New York  
the U.S.N.S. Mercy, docked in Los Angeles  
“If I’m blunt about it, it’s a joke,”  
ventilators run out in less than a week.  
our grand plans have shrunk.  

Source: New York Times, Morning Briefing email: Friday, April 3, 2020

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Our Grand Plans have Shrunk – Cecil Touchon