Top Health Official Warns Concerts Might Not Return Until Fall of 2021

One of the last types of events to return
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In a conversation with the New York Times, a top world health official cautioned that concerts might not return until the fall of 2021. Dr. Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel is the director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a special adviser to the director general of the World Health Organization and he explained that office and manufacturing jobs have a chance to return sooner because social distancing measures can be followed there, but large gatherings like concerts would be "the last to return."

Emanuel noted the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in places that reopened places quickly and this pandemic will be a roller coaster.

Renowned booking agent, Daniel DeFonce, gave a similar prediction, but with a rosier timeline of early 2021 for touring to resume.

Over the past month, concerts have been cancelled or postponed as concern continues over coronavirus. Many artists have been live streaming performances during this time, to stay connected with fans.

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