German Experiment Tests How The Coronavirus Spreads At A Concert

Researchers hope the study can provide insight as to how COVID-19 spreads in large stadiums — and how to prevent it.
Participants wearing face masks in Leipzig, Germany, take part Saturday in a study to test how the coronavirus might spread in concert settings. Source: Sean Gallup

In Germany, several thousand volunteers attended a pop-up concert as part of an experiment to understand how COVID-19 spreads in large-scale stadium events — and how to prevent it.

About took part in the experiment Saturday at Arena Leipzig. Researchers put volunteers in three different concert simulations with varying health and safety protocols, admission for the coronavirus 48 hours before the event and wear masks throughout the experiment.

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