Those high notes are risky! Talking, singing are major Covid transmitters
Landmark findings underscore the importance of reducing exposure to fine respiratory aerosols, especially indoors
Talking and singing in a closed space may be highly risky when it comes to the transmission of Covid-19.
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have revealed that SARS-CoV-2 particles can be aerosolised by an infected person during talking and singing. Aerosolisation converts physical substances into particles, small and light enough to be airborne.
The findings — published in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases — come as SA moves to lockdown level 1, under which the maximum number of people permitted to gather indoors has increased from 250 to 750...