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COVID-19 Cases Surge After Taylor Swift’s Madrid and Paris Concerts

Some Swifties in Europe share more than just their love for Taylor Swift—they also share COVID-19.

The Eras Tour, the 130,000 people who attended the two concerts in the Spanish capital still remember an unforgettable night. What many don’t know is that they left the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with more than just memories and overpriced merchandise—they also took home a free souvenir: a dose of COVID-19.

Over the past few days, thousands of fans have reported on social media that they fell ill after attending the concerts on May 29 and 30. This situation isn’t surprising, given the massive crowd, all singing loudly along to their favorite singer’s performance.

Although the pandemic has passed, COVID-19 persists. In recent weeks, the incidence of this disease in Spain has been on the rise, during a spring season when its symptoms are often mistaken for colds or allergies. There are various cases, but thousands of fans have been affected. Some even took antigen tests to confirm they had COVID-19.

A Spanish fan account dedicated to Taylor Swift conducted a poll asking followers if they had fallen ill after attending one of the singer’s Madrid concerts. Up to 35% of respondents—equivalent to about 3,780 people—answered positively.

The same story unfolded three weeks earlier in Paris. The reality experienced these days isn’t surprising. Large gatherings at any concert are inevitable, compounded by national and international travel by many fans. The fact that Taylor Swift skipped Catalonia on her tour meant many Catalans had to travel to the Spanish capital to see her.

Thousands of people from all over the world also had to land in Europe to see her live. Therefore, the increase in COVID-19 incidence hasn’t been limited to Madrid.

On June 9 and 10, Paris hosted two Taylor Swift concerts—three weeks before the ones in Madrid—and there, too, a similar situation occurred, with thousands of French fans ending up feeling unwell with symptoms compatible with COVID-19.

When you consider many Swifties pay thousands of euros to buy a Taylor Swift concert ticket, how much Covid-19 threat may frighten them?

If you would like to watch Taylor Swift live in 2024, below are the future concert dates and locations.

Taylor Swift 2024 Concert Dates and Locations

DateVenueCity
THU, JUN 13, 2024ANFIELD STADIUMLIVERPOOL
FRI, JUN 14, 2024ANFIELD STADIUMLIVERPOOL
SAT, JUN 15, 2024ANFIELD STADIUMLIVERPOOL
TUE, JUN 18, 2024PRINCIPALITY STADIUMCARDIFF
FRI, JUN 21, 2024WEMBLEY STADIUMLONDON
SAT, JUN 22, 2024WEMBLEY STADIUMLONDON
SUN, JUN 23, 2024WEMBLEY STADIUMLONDON
FRI, JUN 28, 2024AVIVA STADIUMDUBLIN
SAT, JUN 29, 2024AVIVA STADIUMDUBLIN
SUN, JUN 30, 2024AVIVA STADIUMDUBLIN
THU, JUL 04, 2024JOHAN CRUIJFF ARENAAMSTERDAM
FRI, JUL 05, 2024JOHAN CRUIJFF ARENAAMSTERDAM
SAT, JUL 06, 2024JOHAN CRUIJFF ARENAAMSTERDAM
TUE, JUL 09, 2024STADION LETZIGRUNDZÜRICH
WED, JUL 10, 2024STADION LETZIGRUNDZÜRICH
SAT, JUL 13, 2024SAN SIRO STADIUMMILAN
SUN, JUL 14, 2024SAN SIRO STADIUMMILAN
WED, JUL 17, 2024VELTINS-ARENAGELSENKIRCHEN
THU, JUL 18, 2024VELTINS-ARENAGELSENKIRCHEN
FRI, JUL 19, 2024VELTINS-ARENAGELSENKIRCHEN
TUE, JUL 23, 2024VOLKSPARKSTADIONHAMBURG
WED, JUL 24, 2024VOLKSPARKSTADIONHAMBURG
SAT, JUL 27, 2024OLYMPIASTADIONMUNICH
SUN, JUL 28, 2024OLYMPIASTADIONMUNICH
THU, AUG 01, 2024PGE NARODOWYWARSAW
FRI, AUG 02, 2024PGE NARODOWYWARSAW
SAT, AUG 03, 2024PGE NARODOWYWARSAW
THU, AUG 08, 2024ERNST-HAPPEL-STADIONVIENNA
FRI, AUG 09, 2024ERNST-HAPPEL-STADIONVIENNA
SAT, AUG 10, 2024ERNST-HAPPEL-STADIONVIENNA
THU, AUG 15, 2024WEMBLEY STADIUMLONDON
FRI, AUG 16, 2024WEMBLEY STADIUMLONDON
SAT, AUG 17, 2024WEMBLEY STADIUMLONDON
MON, AUG 19, 2024WEMBLEY STADIUMLONDON
TUE, AUG 20, 2024WEMBLEY STADI

UM

LONDON
THU, NOV 14, 2024ROGERS CENTRETORONTO
FRI, NOV 15, 2024ROGERS CENTRETORONTO
SAT, NOV 16, 2024ROGERS CENTRETORONTO
THU, NOV 21, 2024ROGERS CENTRETORONTO
FRI, NOV 22, 2024ROGERS CENTRETORONTO
SAT, NOV 23, 2024ROGERS CENTRETORONTO
FRI, DEC 06, 2024BC PLACEVANCOUVER
SAT, DEC 07, 2024BC PLACEVANCOUVER
SUN, DEC 08, 2024BC PLACEVANCOUVER

As Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour continues across Europe and North America, there are growing concerns about potential COVID-19 outbreaks at future concert venues. With upcoming performances scheduled in cities like Liverpool, Cardiff, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Zürich, Milan, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Munich, Warsaw, Vienna, Toronto, and Vancouver, health officials and fans alike are urged to remain vigilant.

Large gatherings at these concerts, similar to those in Madrid and Paris, could lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases, especially with the presence of new variants.

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