First the NBA postponed its season, with no immediate resumption in sight, and then March Madness was canceled. Broadway has been shuttered, along with other public entertainments across the country, Disneyland included. These are prudent if belated steps.
This year, on March 22, falls the diamond anniversary of the League of Arab States.
A friend of mine sent me a video of a lecture given a couple of years ago by Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.