It might not be the most appropriate time to play Pandemic the boardgame now that the actual pandemic is upon us. And not only due the topic might be a bit sensitive but also because we have now almost finished the campaign. So if there is going to be any quarantines we can't entertain ourself much with it anymore. Luckily it's not like we'd run out of boardgames to play anytime soon.
Existential threats are an excellent motivator to progress human knowledge. We have seen the result what happens when such scenarios are dismissed.
I write quite a bit about such things. Yet I find them hopeful. When I think of all those horrible things that could happen I also end up thinking how awesome people can be when presented with such a challenge. There is always hope for us as long as we don't deny those threats.