UPDATE THURSDAY NIGHT 11PM: Jon Batiste and his band performed at the Met Ball. Now they’ve tested positive for COVID. And so it begins. Batiste has had to cancel a Carnegie Hall date on Saturday night. Unclear if he’ll be on Monday’s Stephen Colbert showm
I don’t want to say I told you so, but I told you so.
Guests who went to Saturday night’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner in Washington and the Inner Circle party in New York are reporting COVID positive tests in droves.
ABC’s JOnathan Karl was reported yesterday. Today, our pal Jada Yuan, the reporter who Tweeted out her fear of being in the Hilton ballroom, raised her hand, too. Jada Tweeted: “Welp. So I, too, got covid — and it sucks. It could have been the WHCD dinner I was covering or the surrounding events (also covering). Dinner had testing requirement, events did not. And now I’ll be missing a major international work trip I really wanted to do.”
Live from the dinner, she wrote: “This room is like a horror film. No exits. Literally getting trapped between tables. Fear of breathing near people but people are everywhere. Creeping sense that you’re the only one who know this is insane.”
Meanwhile several people who attended the press- heavy Inner Circle in New York on Saturday night have tested positive.
Next up will be guests from the celeb-heavy Met Ball, or what may become known as the Med Ball by tomorrow.