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Austin tunes community mulls proof-of-vaccination for COVID-19

Would Austin music venues take into consideration a proof-of-vaccination necessity for attending displays?

Which is a issue being debated amongst some users of the regional new music group this week, in the wake of quite a few area musicians confirming they’d just lately contracted COVID-19 even with remaining vaccinated.

Shinyribs leader Kevin Russell is amongst them. Russell received his second dose of the Moderna vaccine in March and has slowly returned to actively playing reveals with his band since then. Just after a string of mid-July exhibits in Dallas, Waco and El Campo, Russell started emotion unwell.

A COVID-19 exam was optimistic. One particular of his bandmates also has tested beneficial. Russell is now a week into a quarantine stretch of 10 to 14 times.

Shinyribs leader Kevin Russell recently contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. He's now advocating a proof-of-vaccination policy for music venues.

In isolation, Russell commenced imagining about what could be finished amid the current increase of situations that have been extensively attributed to the more intense delta variant of the virus.

“I was just imagining about my band and all the other musicians,” he stated. “I really do not want the rest of my band to be set in that posture, so how do I most effective protect my band and my admirers?”