At least at first, it seemed to be just another news topic you saw from time-to-time, a story that would run the usual cycle and burn itself out after a few days. But then, you start seeing more and more about the numbers of people infected and affected and start to take it a bit more seriously.
This past week, news came of some travel restrictions and measures to avoid being infected with the virus and you took it a bit more seriously and you heard more and more people discussing it.
The ultimate sign that it was indeed more than just a passing news trend was word that the NCAA had canceled its season finale tournament, commonly referred to as “March Madness.” At this point I realized it was truly serious business.
It’s one thing to hear about it on the news, quite another when it wipes out on of America’s favorite sporting events. Professional sports leagues also called play to a halt, further underlining the seriousness of it all.
So yes Coronavirus, you have my attention. Let us hope that things will return to normal soon and that the virus will be eradicated. But it’s become obvious to me that it’s a lot bigger deal than I might first have thought.