|The N.B.A. has cancelled the rest of its season.|
This said, as I noted yesterday, any strategy that isolates and distances individuals from one another is exactly opposite to the strategy we need to employ to combat the loneliness and alienation that has helped create what has been called a "colossal health crisis." I am speaking of the epidemic of suicides, alcohol-related deaths, and drug overdoses that claim roughly 190,000 American lives each year.
Isolation, in general, is not our friend!
There may be a silver lining here: What if the virus forces Americans and their elected representatives to recognize the strength of a collectivist ethos?
Read the whole editorial by Farhad Manjoo, and click the next link, too, for an article that addresses this pertinent question: "What Would Happen If The World Reacted To Climate Change Like It's Reacting To The Coronavirus?"
We could be on the brink of a "learning" moment!