"No wonder why people are afraid of it -- because they're listening to the wrong people."
Everyone is eager to get back out on the road these days, and if mandating that audiences be vaccinated is what it will take to ramp touring up again after the long COVID-19 pandemic, then Slipknot's Corey Taylor is here for it. The rocker was one of the first acts to hit the road in May on his CMFT tour, which followed health guidelines on masking and distancing in every state.
But now, with the nation in the midst of yet another surge due to the highly contagious Delta variant -- and a barely 50% rate of Americans getting fully vaccinated -- Taylor has had it with the incessant spread of fear and false information.
“People act like getting a vaccine is signing a deal with the devil," he told Heavy Consequence in a recent interview. "It’s been so politicized and spun out of control in these conspiratorial echo chambers that people forget that you can go find all the info you want online to educate yourself about everything about these vaccines."