Thursday, May 23, 2024

Is Anna Wintour’s Met Gala a Possible Super Spreader? COVID in NYC is UP, New Variants Threatening


Is Anna Wintour’s Met Gala a possible super spreader for celebrities?

According to the New York Times, two new subvariants of COVID-19 are spreading fast through our fair city.

The NY State Department of Health has issued a warning for New York, as well. Read it here.

Some recent large gatherings in the city where guests went maskless — even with checks for vaccinations — have sent people home sick.

On April 11th, there were 6,917 new cases of COVID. Almost everyone you talk to is suddenly reporting friends or family who are sick despite having three or four shots.

The Met Ball is set for May 2nd. Rihanna, showing off her pregnancy, might want to think twice about setting foot beyond the photo op. Many other stars, particularly those working on Broadway shows or upcoming movies, may be hesitant to be cheek by jowl with a thousand others also unmasked and possibly not fully vaxxed.

In particular, I’m thinking of Hugh Jackman, who’s already had COVID so severe that “The Music Man” had to pause performances. Ditto Sarah Jessica Parker, a Met Ball regular, who hasn’t yet returned to “Plaza Suite” after testing positive.

Wintour may be left with just Karsdashians and other reality stars. They, of course, are immune to all human health issues.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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