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(28/05/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, May 28, 2021: The Last Update

COVID-19 Update, May 28, 2021: The Last Update

COVID-19 Update, May 28, 2021: The Last Update Is it over? Not really. Is the end in sight? Definitely. After so many months, infection rates are plunging, lockdowns are easing up. This week brings more encouraging news: Vaccines probably ...More

(21/05/2021)

-COVID Update, May 21, 2020: Turning the Tide

COVID Update, May 21, 2020: Turning the Tide

All across the country, lockdowns are easing, the pressure is letting up, and people are starting to look toward the future. It's a still a little confusing out there -- to mask or not to mask -- but confidence is growing as the numbers ...More

(14/05/2021)

-COVID Update, May 14, 2021: Broadway Revival

COVID Update, May 14, 2021: Broadway Revival

Change is in the air: The CDC's announcement that the vaccinated don't need to wear masks most of the time signals a major step on the road back to normalcy. The approval of vaccines for young people aged 12 - 15 is another milestone. ...More

(07/05/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, May 7, 2021: Split Screen

COVID-19 Update, May 7, 2021: Split Screen

It's like looking at a split screen. Here and in the UK, things are getting noticeably better, and hopes are rising. The live events industry is gearing up. Broadway now has an opening date. The West End calendar is packed with opening ...More

(30/04/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, April 30, 2021: The Global Challenge

COVID-19 Update, April 30, 2021: The Global Challenge

By any measure, things are improving in the US and UK: Vaccinations are rising, infections are dropping, cities are reopening. New York City plans to be fully back on track by July 1. Elsewhere, however, the picture darkens. India, once ...More

(23/04/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, April 23, 2020: Closing the Deal

COVID-19 Update, April 23, 2020: Closing the Deal

The United States passes a milestone with 200 million vaccinations delivered. As a result, signs of life are everywhere, especially in the live events industry. Now comes the hard part: the effort to close the deal by convincing the ...More

(16/04/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, April 16, 2021: Speed Bumps

COVID-19 Update, April 16, 2021: Speed Bumps

The monumental effort to get vaccines rolled out hits some bumps in the road, most notably the fracas over a possible link between the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and blood clots. The CDC says it is acting out an abundance of caution; ...More

(09/04/2021)

-COVID Update, April 9, 2021: Racing Against Time

COVID Update, April 9, 2021: Racing Against Time

In terms of the pandemic, the US is suffering from a split personality. Even as the federal races to get the population vaccinated in a matter of weeks, cities and states are opening up and dropping restrictions -- and, once again, the ...More

(02/04/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, April 2, 2020: Gaining Ground/Losing Ground

COVID-19 Update, April 2, 2020: Gaining Ground/Losing Ground

It often seems as if the pandemic is traveling in two directions at once. On one hand, vaccines are rolling out at a record rate, the economy is showing strong signs of bouncing back, and signs of life are everywhere -- this week with the ...More

(26/03/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, March 26, 2021: Vaccine Diplomacy

COVID-19 Update, March 26, 2021: Vaccine Diplomacy

Signs of spring: The vaccination rollout is speeding up, and signs of life are everywhere in the industry. Reasons for worry: New infections are plateauing, not shrinking, and in some places increasing. Some states may be opening too fast ...More

(19/03/2021)

-COVID-19 Update: March 19, 2020: Vaccine Hesitancy

COVID-19 Update: March 19, 2020: Vaccine Hesitancy

Two steps forward and one step back: In the US, vaccines are rolling out at a faster rate than ever. We have so many doses that we're starting to share them with other countries. The live events industry is beginning to look at opening ...More

(12/03/2021)

-COVID 19 Update, March 12: Independence Day

COVID 19 Update, March 12: Independence Day

The first anniversary of the pandemic arrives; we've all been through hell, and it isn't over yet. Still, what a week. President Biden issues a series of key pledges, much more vaccine is becoming available, and the world is looking at ...More

(05/03/2021)

-COVID Update, March 3, 2021: Moving Too Fast?

COVID Update, March 3, 2021: Moving Too Fast?

There's plenty of good news -- more vaccines, more opportunities for inoculations, some uptick in the economy, and signs of life in the live events industry. As we go to press, 54 million Americans have received at least one dose of a ...More

(26/02/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, February 26, 2021: Change of Mood

COVID-19 Update, February 26, 2021: Change of Mood

At last, real signs of progress have emerged against the coronavirus. Things are looking so good that new fears are arising that people will too quickly cast off the necessary restrictions. Still 46 million Americans have gotten at least ...More

(19/02/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, February 19, 2021: Snow Days

COVID-19 Update, February 19, 2021: Snow Days

COVID-19 Update, February 19, 2021: Snow Days A rough week, with much of the country in a deep freeze that has caused a snag in the vaccination process. Still, progress is being made, with a number of interesting developments happening on ...More

(12/02/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, February 12, 2021: Vaccines vs. Variants

COVID-19 Update, February 12, 2021: Vaccines vs. Variants

It's one of those weeks. News about variants of the coronavirus -- from the UK, South Africa, and elsewhere are a justifiable source of worry. Still, even if all vaccines aren't created equal when it comes to dealing with variants, there ...More

(05/02/2021)

-COVID Update, February 5, 2021: Blue Skies?

COVID Update, February 5, 2021: Blue Skies?

We're not ones to paint the clouds with sunshine, but indications are beginning to appear suggesting an end to the pandemic is in sight. To be sure, the infection and death rates are still grotesquely, unacceptably high. Still, as of ...More

(29/01/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, January 29, 2021: The Industry Leans In

COVID-19 Update, January 29, 2021: The Industry Leans In

COVID-19 Update, January 29, 2021: The Industry Leans In Events are moving quickly, as the Biden Administration ramps up the vaccination process and introduces its pandemic relief bill. Meanwhile, the live events industry takes action, ...More

(22/01/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, January 22, 2021: The Federal Blitz

COVID-19 Update, January 22, 2021: The Federal Blitz

Now it gets interesting. With President Biden coming in, a flurry of new regulations follows designed to boost vaccinations, increase testing, and producer more protective gear. And not a moment too soon: The numbers of the infected are ...More

(15/01/2021)

-COVID-19 Update, January 15, 2020: The $2 Trillion Dollar Plan

COVID-19 Update, January 15, 2020: The $2 Trillion Dollar Plan

It was an extraordinary, even heartbreaking week, with Washington, DC convulsed by violence and controversy, followed by the second impeachment of the president. At the same time, the pandemic continues unabated, bringing states like ...More

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