Volunteers, Car Racing, and a City in Black and White
A roundup of stories we’re reading about Covid-19 this morning
- Amid mounting death rates and job losses, many opportunities are opening up for healthy people to help out their communities. This 15-minute listen from NPR’s Life Kit offers useful guidelines on how to give back safely and effectively.
- This helpful summary from The Guardian condenses all the scientific knowledge we’ve gathered about Covid-19 — and what we still don’t understand.
- America’s highways are traffic-free for the first time in decades, and car enthusiasts aren’t letting the opportunity go to waste. One driver set a new record for the 3,000-mile Cannonball Run, a mad dash from New York to Los Angeles, in under 27 hours, reports the New York Times.
- In New York City, the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic, armed forces carry supplies through the streets, refrigerated trucks act as morgues, and tents create a makeshift hospital in Central Park. These scenes were captured by the New Yorker in haunting black and white.