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damn, those goalposts do appear to be moving
Posted by: Singapore/Fling 10:13 pm EDT 07/28/21
In reply to: re: But let's be real: no one is going to be screened for their religion - ryhog 09:33 pm EDT 07/28/21

I think you're falling a bit prey to a combination of boosterism and magical thinking at this point, and it does seem that you're moving the goalposts or reframing the conversation to always lead back to the same endpoint, which is that there is no reason to expect unvaccinated people to be at the theater, and those who point out that this is a faulty logic are worrying or being afraid.

I'm actually not too fussed about the virus at this point - I go to the movies unmasked and eat in indoors restaurants - and I'm not worried about infections due to Broadway shows, though some of the variants on the horizon could change that quite quickly. In terms of this show, I think you are right that the traditional Broadway audience for this show are likely to be vaccinated, that doesn't mean that the audience this show needs or wants to reach are 99.9% vaccinated (we know that vaccination rates tend to be lower in Black and Hispanic communities). And when we look at the more mainstream shows - Lion King, Wicked, Harry Potter, et al - I think we have to be naive to presume that there won't be people from Florida (to pick one egregious example) who are claiming to have a religious objection (and for many of them, their religion is Fox News/MAGA, so they wouldn't even by lying), and I don't think you do yourself any favors by dismissing that.
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