One week after CBS introduced that they halted manufacturing on their standard actuality present The Superb Race as a result of of the risk of the coronavirus, standard sport reveals Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are nixing their stay studio audiences as a precautionary measure.
In keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, the Sony-produced reveals are scheduled to movie episodes in mid-April at their studios in Culver Metropolis, California. However, there will likely be no viewers for the tapings.
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The demographics for each sport reveals point out the common age of their viewers is over 60 years previous, which is the age group that has the next threat of contracting coronavirus.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention say that the coronavirus exacerbates pre-existing circumstances of older adults, in addition to these affected by diabetes and most cancers sufferers who’re present process chemotherapy.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek introduced final 12 months that he’s battling stage four pancreatic most cancers and he has undergone chemotherapy in latest months. Insiders say that the choice to forgo a stay studio viewers throughout taping for Jeopardy! was made with Trebek’s well being in thoughts.
“Older adults [and] individuals who have critical persistent medical circumstances … keep away from crowds [and] throughout a COVID-19 outbreak in your neighborhood, keep dwelling as a lot as attainable,” reads the advice from the CDC web site.
‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ is not going to tape in entrance of a stay viewers for the foreseeable future “out of an abundance of warning,” supply near the reveals says. https://t.co/4oukm82Nhr
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Another excuse for the viewers shutdown is as a result of many individuals obtain tickets to the present in prize packages and folks fly in from all around the nation to attend a taping. California, New York, and Florida have already declared a state of emergency as a result of of the outbreak of coronavirus in these states.
Town of Austin, Texas canceled their South By Southwest competition, and the discharge date for the brand new James Bond movie No Time To Die has been delayed as a result of of the coronavirus.
There are at the moment greater than 111,000 circumstances of coronavirus worldwide, with 3,800 deaths. In america, there are greater than 500 circumstances as of March ninth. Roughly 140 of these circumstances are within the New York tri-state space and 16 in Los Angeles County.
The World Well being Group says that individuals who contract the virus can get well inside roughly two weeks if it’s a gentle case. Nevertheless, those that have a extreme pressure might take as much as six weeks to heal.