Are they winning? While it's ranked sixth globally for confirmed COVID-19 cases, Germany's declaring a victory of sorts, with declining infections and comparatively low death rates. So while calling the "first phase of the pandemic" over, Chancellor Angela Merkel has OKed the resumption of pro soccer next week. Bundesliga games will return May 15 — but without fans and under strict medical guidelines. Meanwhile, in England, where the pandemic has been four times as deadly, plans to restart the Premier League in June have been muddled by concerns over venues and team doctors' liability.
OZY wonders if sports will ever be worth as much again.