(WEB MD) – Live concerts, theater performances and other venue-based events could come back this year and be widely available by this fall if the COVID-19 vaccine rollout goes well, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said this week.
As long as the majority of Americans begin to receive a vaccine by the summer, performances could resume almost close to normal "sometime in the fall of 2021," he told the Association of Performing Arts Professionals during a virtual conference.
"If everything goes right, this is will occur sometime in the fall of 2021," Fauci said. "By the time we get to the early to mid-fall, you can have people feeling safe performing onstage as well as people in the audience."
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