There's plenty to distract you from the current state of the world.
As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, you may find yourself couch-ridden in social isolation for the foreseeable future. Of course, you can use this as an opportunity to do your taxes or catch up on the book pile you’ve been ignoring for years, but don’t forget that we still live in the era of peak TV, and there are many, many shows on the way to take your mind off the current crisis. Sit back, attempt to relax, and let new series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, and even Sally Rooney herself temporarily soothe your fears.
Alex: Most Americans who say they have heard from Trump during the crisis believe he is doing only a fair or poor job on a variety of leadership metrics, including unifying the country (56 percent fair or poor); organizing the government’s response (53 percent fair or poor); communicating with the public (51 percent fair or poor); listening to scientists (54 percent fair or poor); relating to problems faced by average Americans (55 percent fair or poor); and taking bold actions (52 percent fair or poor). Asked whether they approve or disapprove of the way Trump has handled the coronavirus overall, 49 percent said they disapproved and 43 percent said they approved. Sixty percent said the Trump administration was not adequately prepared to deal with the pandemic, versus only 25 percent who said the opposite — a net 14-point shift against the president since the last Yahoo News/YouGov poll two weeks ago. In contrast, 60 percent of Americans rated their state and local governments’ handling of the coronavirus as either excellent or good.