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Dr. Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, revealed to the Association of Performing Arts Professionals that concerts and live entertainment events could potentially return by fall of 2021.
This, of course, can only occur if 70 to 85 percent of the American population becomes vaccinated, reaching an effective level of herd immunity.
The CDC reported yesterday that 25.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed to facilities across the nation, but only about 8.9 million people have received their first dose of the two-dose regimen so far.
The only way to improve the pandemic in the meantime is by really following public health measures.
So, you know the drill by now: Dr. Fauci states that we need to wear masks, avoid gatherings and indoor parties, keep physical distance, and wash our hands frequently. We know it’s been a tough 10 months, but it’s the only way to beat it.
He also shared that if vaccine distribution succeeds, venues with proper ventilation and air filters might not need to place many restrictions on performances. By the fall, they could open with almost full capacity seating. And hey, how about that Red Rocks 2021 schedule? However, wearing masks is going to be the norm for some time.
Some good news: in December of 2020, the Save Our Stages Act was officially passed with the coronavirus relief package! The act will provide around $15 billion in relief to independent music venues, movie theaters and other cultural institutions that have been closed since March of last year.
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