Data be darned, Missouri in a rush to open concert venues

On Monday, the state reported its single-highest one-day total  of new COVID-19 cases.  The state has reported 377 deaths.



May 6, 2020 - 9:57 AM

Despite Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's wishes, The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., will remain closed.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson made national news for all the wrong reasons when the state became the first in the nation to allow concerts and live events to resume this week.

Mike Parson, Missouri Governor

Inexplicably, the governor’s “Show Me Strong” economic recovery plan included a woefully premature green light for socially distanced concerts. What, exactly, a distanced concert looks like is still unclear and why anyone would attend a live event during a pandemic remains an unanswered question.

Fortunately, most concert organizers and venue operators so far are exercising better judgment than the governor.

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