Lest anyone doubt that the Coronavirus Crisis is real, consider this:
The Olympics had never before been canceled or postponed before, other than during World War I and II. Yet now, Olympic officials have announced the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games have been moved to July 2021, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
“Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Monday, adding the Games may be “a light at the end of this tunnel.”
In addition to the Olympics, other sports leagues which are now canceled include all college sports, along with professional: golf, soccer, hockey, tennis, all auto racing, all winter sports, marathons, track and field events, swimming & diving, equestrian events, surfing, rodeo, extreme sports, Major League Baseball, NBA basketball, XFL football, NFL football, and cricket.
If we missed anything else, you can count on it: It’s canceled, too.
Meanwhile, as of March 31, the White House projects 100,000 to 250,000 fatalities due to the Coronavirus Crisis. Some observers say those projections are overly optimistic: www.axios.com/trump-coronavirus-models-two-weeks-0dad0224-ef4e-457b-9e83-143d38d0799c.html
Protect yourself, your loved ones, and your neighbors by — please — simply staying home.