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Coronavirus US: Wisconsin music festival arouses fear of outbreaks

A music festival is scheduled to take place in Wisconsin next month to provide people with immunity from the new corona virus.

As live concerts around the world are canceled, a three-day ‘Herd Immunity Fest’ is planned in Ringle from July 16 to July 18

The event takes place outdoors in the Q&Z Expo Center, which can accommodate approximately 10,000 people.

The name of the music festival is a representation of the idea that if enough people contract the virus, they will build antibodies and be immune to a second infection or spread to others.

Health experts and critics say that vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and immunocompromised, are still at high risk and that there is not enough evidence that people are immune once infected with COVID-19.

In addition, they warn that large gatherings can lead to superspreader events.

A three-day music festival for 'herd of immunity' will take place from July 16 to July 18 in Ringle, Wisconsin (photo)

A three-day music festival for ‘herd of immunity’ will take place from July 16 to July 18 in Ringle, Wisconsin (photo)

Health experts warn that not enough Americans are infected with the virus to achieve herd immunity. Shown: An aerial view of Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on July 20, 2012

Health experts warn that not enough Americans are infected with the virus to achieve herd immunity. Shown: An aerial view of Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on July 20, 2012

Health experts warn that not enough Americans are infected with the virus to achieve herd immunity. Shown: An aerial view of Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on July 20, 2012

“When the blockage first happened my first thought was OK, we can all do it for 2 weeks, then it went on, things got canceled, I started worrying about people, not just this Covid, but also mentally, physically, financially, ‘one of the organizers wrote on Facebook.

‘As a human being we NEED other human contact. MUSIC in itself is great, but I’m sure you all know it’s not the same thing we need LIVE, feel it to the bone, leave chills on your back MUSIC with people around us. ‘

A line-up has already been drawn up with artists such as Bobaflex, Dope Dope, Nonpoint, Royal Bliss and Static-X.

Tickets sell for $ 105.50 for a three-day pass. The website states that the site can accommodate 10,000 people, but that there are up to 2,500, so that everyone can distance themselves socially.

The Facebook page has since been removed, but the ticker page is still active.

Although the idea of ​​holding an open-air music festival seems far-fetched, a recent survey found Wisconsin to be the state with the second least coronavirus restrictions after South Dakota.

In March, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the herd’s immunity to the coronavirus is unlikely to occur.

Although infected people have built up antibodies, not enough Americans have contracted the disease not to spread in communities.

“The people who are infected – there is no doubt … that if you recover from an infection, you have an immunity that will protect you with the same specific pathogen, in this case the coronavirus,” he told CNN anchor Jim Sciutto.

“If people are infected, I don’t think it would reach the level of protection of the herd community. [A]At the community level, there wouldn’t have been enough infections to really have enough overarching immunity. ‘

Public health officials have been warning for years that vaccines protect not only individuals, but the community as a whole in what is known as ‘herd immunity’.

This happens when the vast majority of a community – between 80 and 95 percent – becomes immune, so that when a disease is introduced it cannot spread.

Therefore, those who cannot be vaccinated, including the sick, very young and very old, are protected.

It has now been confirmed that less than one percent of the U.S. population – 2.3 million people – have the virus.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment

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