Scientists Seek Live Music Fans for COVID-19 Experiment

Credit: Vishnu R. nair

How do you learn to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in live music venues? Pack thousands of concert-goers in a German concert hall and let scientists observe the room.

German scientists will give 4,000 concert-goers attending an August 22nd show in Leipzig neck-worn devices that will collect data on their movement.

The participants will take a lab test two days prior to the show and will have another test post-show. Those in attendance will also be given face masks. Scientists plan to use fluorescent hand sanitizer and UV lights to see how fans "interact" with the venue's surfaces, too.

The results should be presented sometime in October.

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