E3 and NAB Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus
Two more major events in the United States have been called off today as the coronavirus continues to spread, with organizers for both E3 and NAB announcing cancelations.
E3, a major gaming convention that draws more than 65,000 people, was set to be held on June 9 to June 11 in Los Angeles, California. E3 event organizers this morning said that canceling was the "best way to proceed" amid "increased and overwhelming concerns about COVID-19."
NAB is an annual trade show produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, and it typically draws somewhere around 100,000 people. This year's event was set to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 18 to April 22.
NAB event organizers have decided not to hold the event in the "interest of addressing the health and safety concerns" of stakeholders and in consultation with partners throughout the media and entertainment industry. Alternatives are being explored to provide the "best possible experience" for the community.
The cancelations of E3 and NAB come as the World Health Organization has officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic
due to its rapid spread across the world.
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There are dead bodies in the corridors of this Wuhan hospital ('//www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvPHIqy4zCY') and people hooked up to oxygen in the lobby because of a weak sauce flu.
Doctors in Italy are being forced to allow some patients to die ('https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/patient-icu-virus-pushes-italy-brink-69498352') because they can't treat them all because of some congestion.
All events of more than 1000 people are canceled in the tech capital of the world because we're all snowflakes here who can't handle a cough.
Yeah, that's some flu. You need to stop this nonsense. You're going to get people killed.
Your parents/grandparents must love you, despite your being an a$hole.
Secondly, the more it spreads, the more chance it has to mutate. A virus, as simple as it is, is life as well and will do what it can to survive. So one day we’ll just be saying “It only kills pathetic, lonely people who whine on forums, so who cares?”
Calling this a cold is worse than regular ignorance. It’s affirmative chosen evangelical ignorance, and it only serves to embolden those who are part of this weird culture of science denial.
Stop with the foolish statements. You are not an epidemiologist, infectious disease expert, public health official or a doctor. You know nothing about the risks of this disease, otherwise you wouldn’t be spouting such BS.
And stop listening to whatever idiot is telling you the crap you apparently believe, and are recklessly spreading.