Yes, the country legend and his COVID diagnosis was reported but DECIDEDLY DOWNPLAYED IN LOCAL COVERAGE.
In fact . . .
We were somewhat hopeful about public health given so many concerts over the summer jam packed with unmasked people who really didn't seem to care about the lingering implications of the pandemic.
However . . . The country music cancellation gives us a moment of pause ahead of yet another purported autumn surge . . .
A representative for Jackson confirmed to Billboard that the country star has COVID-19 and that the show was called off.
The T-Mobile Center says organizers intend to reschedule the concert date, and that those who purchased tickets for the original date will have them honored at the rescheduled date.
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Alan Jackson canceled Saturday night's (Aug. 27) concert in Kansas City, Missouri, after testing positive for COVID-19. "I'm so sorry I can't be there tonight," Jackson said, according to a statement published by the venue, the T-Mobile Center. "I hate to disappoint my fans."
Further reading . . .
The White House is rushing ahead to roll out a new COVID-19 booster shot campaign in early September, but is facing an uphill battle to ensure it is successful. The vaccines being used in the campaign are the first ones that have been manufactured to specifically target the subvariants of omicron that are currently causing the most...
Dr. Anthony Fauci has an important message for Black Americans: get a booster shot. In a recent interview with TheGrio, Fauci, who is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, urged the Black community to get a Covid booster shot in preparation of the fall surge, when the Covid infection rates are expected to rise.
A fourth COVID-19 booster vaccine will be made available to a majority of Americans in early September, according to current projections from federal health officials. This booster vaccine has been specifically designed to address the prevalent Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, as well as to build further immunity on original SARS-CoV-2 strains (which is why it is called "bivalent").
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