Scifi/Fantasy conventions are, if not the most, then one of the most hard-hit of “industries” by the pandemic has been conventions. They essentially went out of existence in 2020 and many of them will take years to recover … if they recover and resume at all.
With Spring and warmer weather being here – or near enough to see it in our minds – I’m forced to wonder the groaning sheeple of our ongoing zombie apocalypse will allow sports any time in the foreseeable future.
Personally, living near several fine city parks where various sporting activities have a long, beautiful history of amateur sporting, I’d miss such gatherings. After all, it’s not just young men whose fantasies turn toward sports – and the sporty babes involved – as the weather warms up. 😉
Of course, the above is either a rhetorical question or one thrown up to the God(s). It’s not as if herds can answer this.
Yes! Let’s put COVID-19 and the Coronavirus in a purely objective context, paired against our more normal and largely here in the West ignored lethal diseases. COVID-19 daily kills 1.85% of what tuberculosis kills and, more significantly here in the West, COVID-19 kills only 5.45% of the seasonal flu kills each and every day during flu season.
Now, I’m not saying to take no precautions whatsoever, I wasn’t even against a short-term lock-down in heavily infected areas, e.g., my own New York City. The lasting panic and resultant “protective measures” enacted by some in government seem ridiculous though – worse than ridiculous, dangerous.
Think of the precedent that’s we’ve allowed being set in that same purely objective context. Does anyone really believe that these same government bodies won’t expand their actions to “combating” the ever-so more lethal seasonal flu, especially if a coronavirus vaccine isn’t in widespread use before flu season starts in approx. 4 months?