Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip Faces a Growing Health Crisis
On March 17, 2020, Nevada closed all non-essential businesses in Nevada due to the coronavirus scare. Caesar's Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Resort were among the businesses affected. Lady Gaga canceled her "Enigma" performance, Penn & Teller closed shop, David Copperfield went dark. Jonas Brothers, Rod Stewart, Cirque du Soleil, the Academy of Country Music Awards were also affected by the pandemic. People started to travel again after the availability of vaccines. Las Vegas has mostly recovered.
There was a rise in COVID-19 cases in Clark County during the second week of October. Other health issues affecting children in Nevada are RSV, rhinoviruses and enterovirus. Sunrise Children's Hospital is seeing high numbers of children with respiratory illnesses. A local pharmacy owner started receiving calls from parents about nebulizers and albuterol in early October and now it's the store's most sought-after product.
Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts CEO say business is booming in Las Vegas. The third quarter of 2019 saw a 36% increase in revenue for Wynns. Covid is facing a growing health crisis. The situation on the Las Las Vegas Strip is not as bad as it was before.