A study focusing on tracking the prevalence of Covid 19 in the performing arts environments has revealed a population of humans that emit the most Covid 19 particles. Researchers at Colorado State University have found that men emit more virus particles than women or children. This new study took months and was first launched with the goal of understanding what people in the performing arts can do to facilitate a safe return to the stage after birth.
Performing arts from educational level to professional performances were among the areas that were strongly influenced by the world. Theaters, concert halls, etc. were completely closed for more than a year. Dan Gable“Covid shut down the performing arts almost overnight,” said the director of the Colorado State University School of Music, Theater and Dance. This was not just a problem for Colorado State University; “It was a national issue and affected many artistic groups.”
Goebbels wanted to do research on the relationship between the development of Covid 19 and the performing arts. Fortunately, Colorado State University had qualified researchers who could help with this research. Gable with John Wellkins, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, collaborated to conduct the study. More than 75 people participated in the study, which took place mainly in a chamber used to test particles in the air.
Participants were from different age groups and had different skills. Some were asked to frequently sing simple songs such as Happy Birthday. Others were asked to play songs on musical instruments. “Singing definitely emits more particles than talking,” Velkins said. While the study focused on the spread of the corona virus in the performing arts halls, it did reveal more information about the virus. “Adults usually emit more particles than children,” Wellkins said. “Men usually emit more particles because they have bigger lungs.”
Wellkins said the virus spreads more easily among those who speak louder. “The volume of your voice indicates the amount of energy you accumulate in your larynx,” he explained. This energy means more particles leaving your body. “These particles carry the Covid 19 virus and infect others.”
Indoor locations with louder noise are most at risk for Covid 19 emissions, Wellkins said. Loud closed venues such as bars and sports stadiums and concert venues can be exposed to many levels of diffusion. Other events, such as ballet without repetitive sound, in which the audience is not loud, are safer than shouting at a concert with thousands of fans.
Gobel said the next step in the project is to look at which devices play the most Quaid. One of the important results of this study is that proper ventilation is very important for indoor venues.
While globalization was detrimental to the performing arts business model, many venues are now returning to normal with masks and vaccinations. “With the closure in 2020, the performing arts did the right thing and certainly saved people’s lives,” Welkins said. “Because we now know that when you sing or talk out loud, you produce more particles.”