Did singing spread Covid in four choirs?main
Following up on the terrible Concertgebouw tragedy that we reported last week, where 102 of 130 chorus members caught Coronavirus and four died, the Observer has been taking the temperature of scientists in a number of countries.
Most agree it’s too early to talk of cause and effect.
Professor Adam Finn of Bristol University: ‘The evidence for a link with singing and spreading the virus may look compelling but is still anecdotal. Without data from comparably large groups who interacted in the same way but didn’t sing, it’s hard to be certain that the singing was responsible.’