This was not a panic.

When I am worried I buy sausages, usually Andouille. For a few weeks, easily by 16 February, I had been buying tubes for a few weeks because of the intensity of what was on NHK every morning. In January, my partner asked if we needed to continue watching NHK on the regular, as the wall to wall virus coverage was not exactly pleasant for our children. We persisted, James Tengan is a great anchor, heavy on the gravitas. The coverage of the virus was pitch perfect. On the 16th, later in the afternoon I would watch the end of the Daytona 500 with my children due to rain delay, the crystalizing moment was in the early…