Fauci expects at least another year before public can attend theaters, concerts without masks

Posted on: September 14, 2020

“Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, said on Wednesday that people likely wouldn’t be able to safely go to theaters for at least another year,” writes Canela López in Friday’s (9/11) Business Insider (NYC). “Fauci made his prediction in a 30-minute interview with the actress Jennifer Garner on Instagram Live … Garner asked Fauci, ‘When are we going to be able to sit in a theater and watch our favorite performers up on stage again?’ ‘I think it’s going to be a combination of a vaccine that has been around for almost a year and good public-health measures,’ Fauci told Garner. Fauci said that even if a vaccine were to be finalized by this November or December, that would mean the soonest the majority of the population could be vaccinated is fall 2021. However, Fauci has said he thinks it is ‘unlikely’ that a vaccine will exist by November.… Fauci said, ‘If we get a really good vaccine and just about everybody gets vaccinated, you’ll have a degree of immunity in the general community that I think you can walk into a theater without a mask and feel … you aren’t going to be at risk.’ ”