E3 2020 has been... cancelled? That's understandable!

Before the official announcement of E3's cancellation, we knew it was coming... because of the COVID-19 concerns. It's something some of us have only heard about, and even if people have been trying to reassure the public that influenza has done more damage... no one is signing up to catch either.

So taking the Coronavirus concerns and placing them on anything that has anything to do with a large crowd of people who may potentially be infected by one or two people... and it's a no go. That's understandable... totally understandable. The cancellation takes away another opportunity for the virus to spread... and that's key. All isn't lost... take a look at the ESA statement below:

E3 2020 cancelled due to growing concerns over COVID-19 virus

After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors, and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.
Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our fans and supporters. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
Our team will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and attendees with information about providing full refunds.
We are also exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020. Updates will be shared on E3Expo.com.
We thank everyone who shared their views on reimagining E3 this year. We look forward to bringing you E3 2021 as a reimagined event that brings fans, media, and the industry together in a showcase that celebrates the global video game industry.

So there will likely be an online showcase for announcements intended for E3 2020, even if it isn't live... it could be an awesome take on the E3 experience.

Going back to COVID-19 and viruses in general... at times its a shame to see crap hit the fan when preventative measure such as staying home when sick, covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water are available. 

Join #TeamClean and let's fight back... collectively.

For all of you who drive for Uber and Lyft... I feel your pain, I drove here and there myself... and never felt crazy about having someone in my vehicle sounding as if they need a trip to the doctor. You're locked in a vehicle with these individuals for however long the trip from A to B is... and we've made an attempt to speak with both Uber and Lyft about the preventative measures they could take.

Considering the fact that they have access to both drivers and riders through their apps, they essentially have the ability to add in a pre-ride pop up screen to show drivers and riders how to cover up during a cough or sneeze and use hand sanitize when soap and water aren't available.

A pop up reminder before each ride... for the rider and every hour... for the driver would be a great way to keep awareness in the air... while being a part of the solution vs just waiting for it to worsen before doing anything. That's not how you prevent anything from happening. I totally appreciate the fact that Lyft is providing hand sanitizer to drivers at Lyft hubs, but... the reason why a pop-up reminder would be perfect... is the fact that sneezing in a car or coughing with a virus on-board can still affect the driver. Washing hands won't stop something that went in from an airborne angle.

Stay well, turn off the news and... game on!

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