I am taking the night off to catch up on a few days of my New York Times. However, I have not completely abandoned you. Instead of reading my writing, I urge you to read this fabulous article from today's front page written by David Leonhardt and titled, "U.S. is Alone Among Peers in Failing to Contain Virus." The article is long, but worth every minute of your time. It is comprehensive, well-written and so informative. Some great reporting and writing.