Tag: Covid

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot attends Lollapalooza music festival amid reinstating COVID restrictions

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot faced criticism for continuing to hold a music festival in the midst of reinstating COVID-19 restrictions. 

Despite announcing plans to resume more pandemic restrictions in the city, the Democrat mayor continued to host Lollapalooza, which is one of the largest music festivals in the country.

“At the same time she’s threatening possible restrictions if cases rise above 200 per day, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is moving forward with plans to bring 100,000 a day to Grant Park for Lollapalooza,” Chicago Tribune reporter Gregory Pratt said. 


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Eric Clapton Says He Won’t Play Shows if Covid Vaccines Are Required

Eric Clapton said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to prove that they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Clapton issued his statement in response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday, July 19th, that vaccine passes would be required to enter nightclubs and venues. Clapton’s statement was shared via the Telegram account of film producer and architect Robin Monotti, who has also been skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccine and expressed other doubts about the U.K. government’s response to the pandemic. (Clapton previously shared a message about his “disastrous” health experience after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine on

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Music festival in the Netherlands leads to over 1,000 Covid infections

Members of the public walk on a sunny day in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam on March 30, 2021.

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A festival in the Netherlands has shocked officials after 1,000 coronavirus infections were linked to the event despite it requiring a “test for entry.”

The Verknipt outdoor festival, which took place in Utrecht in early July, was attended by 20,000 people over two days. Everyone who attended had to show a QR code that demonstrated that they were vaccinated, had recently had a Covid infection or had a negative Covid test.

Organizers have insisted the

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‘COVID Free’ Verknipt Music Festival in Netherlands Infects 1,000 Partiers

More than 1,000 coronavirus infections have been linked to a music festival in the Netherlands earlier this month in a blow that comes weeks after the country had lifted most lockdown measures because new infections were dropping.

Organizers of the two-day Verknipt festival have insisted that the 20,000 people who attended the event in Utrecht earlier this month were required to show proof using a QR code that they were vaccinated, had recently recovered from a coronavirus infection, or had a negative COVID-19 test.

Dutch News first reported that in spite of the “test for entry” efforts, roughly 1,050 people

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No more ‘Gangnam Style’: S.Korea’s COVID rules demand slower workout music in gyms

SEOUL, July 12 (Reuters) – Plenty of gym-goers rely on a good tune to get themselves through that workout, but in South Korea their musical options have just reduced significantly under new COVID-19 rules.

To the standard restrictions such as social distancing and travel curbs, South Korea has added a requirement that gyms do not play music with higher than 120 beats per minute (bpm) during group exercises such as aerobics and spinning.

Health officials say the measure was intended to prevent breathing too fast or splashing sweat to other people while avoiding having to close such businesses entirely, as

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No Permission to Dance: South Korea Covid rules enforce slower music in gyms | South Korea

We have been asked to sacrifice so much to tackle the coronavirus and most have been willing to do so, but there must be a limit and in South Korea they appear to have reached it.

People love lively music. They love working out. But now tracks above a certain speed – including but not only the country’s massively popular K-pop – have been banned from gyms, with vibrant music being cited as potentially dangerous for exercise during the pandemic.

Music with more than 120 beats per minute (bpm) is forbidden during group exercises such as aerobics and spinning. Health

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