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This is bigger than sports

Well. It’s come to this.

What started with mysterious, and at-the-time unknown, illness in eastern China in mid-November has wildly spiraled into entire nations shutting down completely in just three month’s time. The effects of the dubbed novel coronavirus — or COVID-19, to add more intimidation to its name — are really now only just beginning to be felt here in the United States.

On thursday, March 12 it felt like the world came to a screeching halt. In many ways it felt like a national tragedy. Hurricane Katrina, Haiti, 9/11, Deepwater Horizon, the Challenger explosion, Chernobyl, the stock market crash.