Why cancelling is dumb

I follow College and Olympic wrestling.
A major tournament that is held over the holidays was just cancelled “out of the abundance of caution”.
Literally within 24 hours 2 tournaments were organized to replace it.

Not the same but kind of is when Covid shut down restaurants and bars people had more get togethers and parties at home. People were still gathering but the fascists couldn’t stop them.

Similar on a smaller level.
We went to the same friends houses that we would have went out to dinner with.