Will indoor concerts be safe again? Music lovers weigh risks
Assuming you are fully vaccinated, the average concert doesn’t pose a great risk. But experts still get queasy about big venues packed with thousands of strangers — especially if they’re screaming and singing, with lots of alcohol and few masks. The larger the crowd, the more nervous they get.
But it’s a personal decision: How much is it worth to you? If you’ve waited all pandemic to dance in a moshpit, go for it.
Kissing is fine if you’re both vaccinated, of course. What if they’re not vaccinated, but you are? They’re at risk, not you. Consider a conversation: Tell them you’re worried about their safety.
How do you handle those friends and family members who refuse to get vaccinated but will also expect to see you this summer?
“I think it’s perfectly polite to just ask straight out: ‘Have you been vaccinated? Will you be vaccinated by the time we meet?’ ” said epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Rivers, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore.
“And if they say no,” she said, “I think it’s reasonable to say, ‘That won’t work for me.’ “
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