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Chicago Says There’s No Evidence Lollapalooza Was A ‘Super Spreader’

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 01: Festival-goers attend Lollapalooza on day 4 at Grant Park on August 01, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Health officials in Chicago say there’s no evidence that the recent Lollapalooza music festival was a ‘super spreader’ event.

Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady said Thursday that only 203 COVID-19 cases have been identified in the two weeks since the festival, which was attended by nearly 400,000 people.

Attendees had to offer proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 72 hours in order to attend.

Would you feel safe attending a big concert right now?  Will we see another Lollapalooza-size festival this year, or do you expect them to be cancelled as infections rise?


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