Contrary to some of the discourse out there, the pandemic is far (let me emphasize: far) from over.
The Delta strain of coronavirus is currently the leading variant in the US, and the daily caseload is now at higher levels than in any previous surge except for last winter. Particularly hard-hit areas include regions with low populations of vaccinated people — including states like Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi — where hospitals are struggling to care for patients.
As a result, the resurgence of concert venues and indoor conventions has to take a backseat, with many celebrities, musicians, and other entertainment figures canceling scheduled events. Here's a list of what's been pulled or postponed so far: