An easy google search shows both "time" and "times" are used in describing the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Is there any difference?

  • Times is generally more historical. time isn't necessarily.
    – Lambie
    Apr 9 '20 at 21:10

In this context, there is no difference.

American Heritage Dictionary "time"

2. a. (often times) An interval, especially a span of years, marked by similar events, conditions, or phenomena; an era: hard times; a time of troubles.
b. times The present with respect to prevailing conditions and trends: You must change with the times.

If you were talking about a difficult period for a family because of the death of a family member, you would probably use the singular: "a difficult time".

If you were talking about a period of decades of change in industrial technology, you would probably use the plural: "interesting times".

However, for most uses, you could use either "time" or "times".

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