Germany Gets Volunteers for Indoor Concerts to Test Coronavirus Spread
It’s both frightening and interesting … Germany is putting thousands of volunteers at risk amid the pandemic, to see if indoor events – like concerts – can resume.
The research study – approved by the government – asked 4,000 people between the ages of 18 and 50 … all of whom are in good health. They agreed to attend one of the 3 concerts performed by the singer Tim bendzko.
The stated purpose of the concerts … “to investigate the conditions under which such events may take place despite the pandemic”.
Volunteers will be given face masks and they will have tracking devices to determine if they have distanced themselves socially and if not … how much closer they have become to others. They also use some kind of electronic device that is supposed to show how the aerosol particles travel.
The first concert took place on Saturday in Leipzig, Germany, where 2,000 people showed up.
The Minister of Economy and Science said: “As long as there is a risk of infection, major concerts, fairs and sporting events cannot take place. This is why it is so important to find out which technical and organizational conditions can effectively minimize the risks. “
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