Lessons From Japan, Rebellious Haircuts, and the Reopening of the Vatican

A roundup of stories we’re reading about the coronavirus today

  • Japan’s surprisingly low coronavirus case count has perplexed experts the world over because the country did not enforce strict social distancing or widespread testing. Is it a result of Japan’s strict avoidance of the “three C’s” — closed spaces, crowds, and close-contact settings? Or the fact that wearing masks was already the norm there? Or perhaps, as Vice reports, the Japanese language itself. Some…

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