An Omicron variant of the coronavirus is attacking New York City. On Thursday, Dr. Jay Balma, senior public health adviser to Bill de Blasio, tweeted that the proportion of NYC residents who tested positive for COVID-19 doubled in just three days this week. There are a myriad of factors that can cause this surge, most of them structural and impossible to lock into an individual or a false holiday party. However, Art Basel Miami, which ended on December 5th and was reported to be a return to business, an NFT-laden bacanal, is likely to be a contributor. , When twitter Burning With anecdotes Description sick Art fair participant..
“I didn’t go to Basel, but last week I worked in an art storage warehouse with a fresh art handler from the fair,” a New York-based art handler wishing to remain anonymous told observers. “They seemed convinced they were exposed to Covid there, but they still got to work. This week, a friend of an art worker sent me a lot of text about Covid.”
Actor and NFT artist David Bianchi, Tweet He will do Infect with a virus While attending the fair. The painter Chloe Wise also posted in her Instagram story that she was quarantined after going to Basel.
Art Basel Miami 2021 was the best achievement for NFT publishers. This is a digital token that tore the world of art when it first appeared on the scene about a year ago. As a result, the fair was full of lectures, exhibitions and parties adjacent to cryptocurrencies. Formerly left behind, digital artists wanted to get together and celebrate.
Art Basel’s official Covid-19 Compliance Protocol required mandatory mask wear and vaccination certification within the Miami Beach Convention Center, but there are clear rule enforcement issues for events of that size. Basel 2021 is reported to have been visited by 60,000 visitors.
“The convention center was pretty good about being strict,” Annie Armstrong said. ArtnetWet Paint columnist told observers. Armstrong was reporting in Miami throughout Basel. “But Deuce [an iconic Miami Beach dive bar] It was packed in the gills. Maybe I had my vaccination card checked twice during the week I was there. I think Basel was a super-spreader event because of all the events around Art Basel, not Art Basel itself. “