Healthcare Expert says live events – concerts or festivals won’t return until fall 2021. During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic badly affected the live events industry.
We heard some bad news from healthcare experts. This news published in New York Times Magazine. After the coronavirus pandemic, the magazine polled five public health experts about when reopening businesses. People also curious about what’s the forecast for live events like concerts or festivals. According to the one expert predicts won’t return before fall 2021. He says “at the earliest”.
A few days ago Zeke Emanuel talks about this how this pandemic affected the live events.
He is vice provost for global initiatives and director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Yes, restarting the economy has to be done in stages, and it does have to start with more physical distancing at a worksite that allows people who are at lower risk to come back. Certain kinds of construction, or manufacturing or offices, in which you can maintain six-foot distances are more reasonable to start sooner. Larger gatherings — conferences, concerts, sporting events — when people say they’re going to reschedule this conference or graduation event for October 2020, I have no idea how they think that’s a plausible possibility. I think those things will be the last to return. Realistically we’re talking fall 2021 at the earliest.
“Restaurants where you can space tables out, maybe sooner. In Hong Kong, Singapore, and other places, we’re seeing resurgences when they open up and allow more activity. It’s going to be this roller coaster, up and down. The question is: When it goes up, can we do better testing and contact tracing so that we can focus on particular people and isolate them and not have to reimpose shelter-in-place for everyone as we did before?”
We are too sad to hear that. However, it seems if coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, live event organizers have been canceling or postponing more.