There are the faintest glimmers of hope, however. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said yesterday that the infection rate is slowing:


Cuomo also said that private companies are stepping up to help in the war against the virus. The Four Seasons hotel, usually one of the most luxurious in the city, is offering free lodging to medical workers fighting the global pandemic. JetBlue, similarly, is offering free flights to medical volunteers flocking to the state. Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, which was sitting on 1.4 million N-95 masks, for some reason, is donating 1.4 million N-95 masks. Estée Lauder is donating a bunch of hand sanitizer.

But it almost certainly won’t be enough.