In September 2019, we saw the World Bridge Team Championships taking place in Wuhan, China.
Right now, circa January 2020, the area of Wuhan has made news for an entirely different reason: A serious outbreak of a type of Coronavirus which appears to have originated in Wuhan – and has rapidly spread to other areas of China and other parts of the world, including the United States and Europe.
Wuhan has been hard hit by cases to the point where there is a reported shortage of test kits for the Coronavirus.
There has been a lot of travel for bridge players (and non-bridge players) to affected areas, especially with bridge players representing their country in the event and heading back home.
It’s a dangerous condition to anyone, and becomes even more dangerous if you have a compromised immune system by default: Showing symptoms like a fever or cough means you should have yourself checked.
I’ve previously written about immune systems and bridge for the daily BBO Prime Column. It rings eerily true now, and remains important. Click to read 7 Important Facts About Immune Systems and Bridge.
Information about the Coronavirus and the associated symptoms can be found at this page from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Remember: Being informed is staying safe.