If you’re anything like me, you’re likely having a little trouble finding the middle ground between being properly worried and still remaining generally calm about the coronavirus pandemic.
As I told co-worker Cass — similar to the number of pageviews my articles get or whether or not Liverpool win or lose any given match — I try not to get too high or too low about any given situation. And that’s the mindset I’ve taken into what’s happening right now. So far, so good.
Sure, that thread about Imperial College or whatever is pretty off-putting, but then there are reports like these that continue to remind us that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel:
Games in South Korea, a country that drew worldwide praise for its success in containing the virus, seem closest to returning. South Korea’s league, the KBL, has games scheduled at the end of March, though in empty arenas. Many teams will see their American players landing in airports around the country over the next week, several agents told ESPN.
The South Korean league has been suspended since late February, and many foreign players elected to return home for their scheduled four-week hiatus. Not all foreign players will return, but it appears enough will to attempt to play games in two weeks. [via ESPN]
That’s the good news: if handled properly, the situation can be managed, combated, and eventually reversed. The bad news is — as far as I’ve read — the United States is far, far behind countries such as South Korea when it comes to testing.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him email@example.com