Scientists have discovered that singing is an exceptionally effective way to spread viruses through the aerosolized particles it expels, which may travel much farther than the six foot safety zone many people follow. This means choruses and choirs may not get back to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic until much later than most activities, and only with rapid, effective testing or a vaccine. Experts explain.


  • Dr. Robert Russell, Music Director, CHORALART, Portland, ME and Prof. Emeritus of Music, Univ. of Southern Maine

  • Dr. Lucinda Halstead, Medical Director, Evelyn Trammel Institute for Voice and Swallowing, Univ. of South Carolina and President, Performing Arts Medicine Assn.

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