How singing spreads the coronavirus

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 5:19pm

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Clusters of COVID-19 infections have been traced to choirs. Now scientists are trying to measure precisely how the human voice transmits the virus by having hundreds of people in a research lab sing “Happy Birthday” into a funnel. Host Marco Werman speaks with professor Jonathan Reid, who leads a research team at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom looking into virus transmission and singing.