Rethinking Gatherings In A Post-Quarantine World

With the highly contagious Delta variant upending people’s plans to return to work and play, NBC’s Joshua Johnson spoke to Priya Parker, author of the book "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters'' about how COVID-19 reshaped the way we come together.

» Subscribe to MSNBC:

About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Connect with MSNBC Online
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter:
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

Rethinking Gatherings In A Post-Quarantine World


  1. This is now and always should be up to and the responsibility of each of us. Learn the risks and how to protect themselves and their families and do so. If you are not comfortable don’t go there are so that. If you are comfortable with the risk get vaccinated, if not be very careful. Anyone forcing anyone to get an experimental vaccine (why is it still experimental) needs to be responsible for any problem coming from that vaccination. Hopefully everyone will see the light and do the right thing. My opinion

    1. The only comfort in all this is that the people who rush to expose themselves to infection via mass gatherings are more likely to be unvaccinated; thereby, creating a situation where more people are infected in a shorter time. As our ERs and morgues fill up, vaccination rates will increase proportionally and it will bring us closer to the end of this pandemic.

  2. The Lollapalooza organizers require the wearing of masks when concert goers are indoors?

    Meanwhile outdoors, they are packed like sardines. It’s as bad as a Trump super spreader event.

    New Zealand finished the Covid race with 26 deaths 1 year ago.
    China finished the race on 14 January 2021 with 4,636 deaths.
    America is still struggling mid way through the race with 629,380 Covid deaths with 300 more each day.

    1. So 100,000 new cases last Friday… in 2 weeks, 1000 death per day.

      That’s why freezer refrigerator trucks being readied for hospitals now.

    1. @Kit Cumbie
      Sorry if having to work to survive is selfishness…did you enjoy working from home having my hands touch the groceries that were plopped on your doorstep?

    2. @Zaynab bint Al-Harith Your post promotes ignorance via complacency.
      You do a disservice to the world by posting the way you do.

    3. @John Wilharm
      I went to work every day, so being outside and making plans was not a big deal.

      Two weeks in I was eating in a Chinese restaurant

  4. I personally have more parties / gathering in my home then ever before… one reason because the Democrats said not too.

  5. As we have seen many times before, if you are a top Democrat then the lockdowns are not meant for you, your family and your friends. Gotta love the hypocrisy. 😆😆

  6. What a waste of time. I thought this would give some practical guidance about how to handle avoiding covid…not.

    1. You heard of the covid19 Vaccine, right?

      Meanwhile, freezer trucks now showing up at hospitals where the unvaccinated are on ventilators.

  7. If your still quarentined…go ahead and wait until we come and get you and let you know it’s ok 🤭😂

  8. Intelligent thought-provoking discussion. No doubt, this pandemic will have a lasting impact, but how much remains to be seen. Had hoped that for those Americans choosing willful ignorance Covid-19 would be a wakeup call, and for some of them it has. But its disappointing how so many of my fellow citizens have chosen to double-down on stupidity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.