The overall issue in the articles is how the coronavirus will affect the 2020 election and how people are going to vote. The article by Jeff Greenfield is about how the candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden are going to run their campaign, when events like mass rally and conventions are cancelled or temporary on hold.
The article describes solutions such as using a TV personality like Oprah, to have a deeper conversation about the campaign, and the election.
Trump is still promising a traditional event, but as the article says, the person-to-person jostling of a crowded convention would be more and more like a health disaster waiting to happen.
For the American voters, there will be a lot of chaos, because the republican legislator in key states are trying to block the expansion of mail-in voting and force people to stand in line together.