Across the United States, concerts and sporting events are cancelled as of this writing. And as governors in the country want to open their states for their economies to recover from the pandemic, one medical expert said that large gatherings like concerts could not safely resume until autumn of 2021.
According to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former special advisor for health policy to the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget during the Obama years told New York Times and Yahoo News that restarting the economy will have to be done in stages.
"Larger gatherings - conferences, concerts, sporting events - I think those things will be the last to return. Realistically we're talking fall 2021 at the earliest," Emanuel pointed out.
Dr. Emanuel is now the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania added that the situation facing the country due to the pandemic is like a roller coaster ride. He questioned if the government and private health institutions can do better testing and contact tracing to focus only on a person and isolate it and will not impose lockdowns like what is happening today.
Not So Fast
Dr. Emanuel is not the only one who warned about opening the states for their economy. He also doubts the use and effectiveness of the hydrochroloquine drug that is used to treat COVID-19 as it lacked supporting data. According to an article from Consequence of Sound, states cannot just open up. The virus will re-emerge in the worst level possible.
Dr. Emanuel is one of the panel of experts New York Times interviewed about the life after the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Tom Tsai, assistant professor at the Harvard Global Health Institute said that governments must think of safeguarding their people before reopening their states.
Dr. Tsai told Yahoo that the early signs of fast recovery are engaging but it is still early to celebrate.
Tsai advised to continue testing and social distancing until the pandemic is over. According to a Harvard study published on Science Magazine, coronavirus cases could rise again on the winter. Authors of the study also wrote that prolonged or intermittent social distancing may prevail until 2022 unless there will be a vaccine.
Music Events Cancellations or Reschedules
These concerts and festivals were cancelled to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in their respective venues.
1.) Summerfest in Milwaukee
The organizers of Summerfest at Milwaukee WI announced that they will reschedule the festival to September 4, 2020 Friday. The festival will take place at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater for three weekends of September. The performers were Sam Huntand and guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning, and Ernest.
2.) Violet Chachki
International drag performer Violet Chachki announced the reschedule of spring and summer dates of her A Lot More Me Tour in North America. It will start from September to February 2021.
3.) Trail of Dead
Rock band....And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead announced that their spring tour that is supposed to do this month was rescheduled to July of this year.
American Association of Independent Music moved their Indie Week event from actual to online. The virtual edition is set to do at their schedule from June 15-18.