Attend an indoor music concert without social distancing and no covid-19 infections today? Check out this Spanish covid-19 study.
Concert tours have rebooked for this summer and beyond. Sure, many of us either will have had Covid-19 with natural immunity, had the vaccination, or both.
When can we return to seeing live music at PNC or at Madison Square Garden without having to worry about becoming ill or spreading this virus and making others ill? The following study may offer us some clues on how we can safely attend concerts in the spring and summer, both in and outdoors.
A study was performed in Spain at the Sala Apolo in Barcelona. The organizers hypothesized that a live concert performed under safe conditions would not be associated with an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
The concert took place on December 12, 2020, under controlled conditions. 1047 participants signed up to participate and were between the ages of 18 and 59. They signed an informed consent stating they had no comorbidities, were not living in a household with elderly people, and had not been diagnosed with COVID during the past 14 days.
All attendees were screened for Covid-19 using nasopharyngeal swabs the day of the concert. Everyone wore the same N95 mask that was given when they entered the building.
The study authors concluded that under the conditions they set up, there was no transmission of the covid-19 virus.
Imagine that by this summer, we have a much lower risk due to herd immunity, markedly lowered rates of infections, and mask-wearing which is not going away yet. The concert season is likely to happen and be successful. Will it be normal though? Maybe, the new normal until community transmission of the virus has been rendered to be negligible.
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A study conducted in Spain showed that no infections could be traced back to a live concert where all audience members had been previously tested.
The study’s hypothesis, that a live concert performed under safe conditions would not be associated with an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections, was therefore confirmed.
The concert took place Dec. 12 at the Sala Apolo in Barcelona, featuring four performances by DJs and local bands. 1,047 participants initially signed up for the study. They were between 18 and 59 years old and signed an informed consent stating they had no comorbidities, were not living in a household with elderly people, and had not been diagnosed with COVID during the past 14 days.