Information for our members

Scientific Research and Publications Regarding Covid-19

in collaboration with singers

 

Sweden, Lund university: Preprint “Research on exhaled aerosol particles during singing and talking”. This study also involved 2 singers with confirmed Covid-19 contamination

Alsved M., Matamis A., Bohlin R., Richter M., P-E. Bengtsson, C-J. Fraenkel, P. Medstrand & J. Löndahl

 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02786826.2020.1812502?fbclid=IwAR2WyH_22U1Zps28afuzVvphniv1yKF3duo47Xp8QsrQRlky2oolsWdbU7w

Published: August 24, 2020

 

UK, University of Bristol: Preprint of a study “Comparison of aerosol concentrations and particle size distributions generated by singing, speaking and breathing”

 

Florence K.A.Gregson, NatalieA.Watson, ChristopherM.Orton, AllenE.Haddrell, LaurenP.McCarthy, ThomasJ.R.Finnie, NickGent, Gavin.C. Donaldson, PallavL.Shah, JamesD.Calder, BryanR.Bzdek, DeclanCostello, JonathanP.Reid https://chemrxiv.org/articles/preprint/Comparing_the_Respirable_Aerosol_Concentrations_and_Particle_Size_Distributions_Generated_by_Singing_Speaking_and_Breathing/12789221?fbclid=IwAR03RWS0WWWAR03RWS0NLwNjbqQLAD8WWWWNjbqqtqw0WWNjbqqtqwdwNjbqqtqwdwNjbqqtqwdwNjbqqtqw0wNjbqqtqw3dqaa8

Published: August 19, 2020

 

Germany, Freiburg: Risk assessment of a coronavirus infection in the field of music

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Claudia Spahn and Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Richter

Published: July 17, 2020 (fourth update)

In various languages, including Dutch with a highly documented bibliography

https://www.mh-freiburg.de/en/university/covid-19-corona/risk-assessment

 

Germany, Munich: Risk of infection with COVID-19 from singing: First results of aerosol study with the Bavarian Radio Chorus

Prof. Matthias Echternach and Dr Stefan Kniesburges

https://idw-online.de/en/news750584

Published: July 3, 2020

 

USA: Safer Singing During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: What We Know and What We Don't

Matthew R. Naunheim, MD MBA, Jonathan Bock, MD, Philip A. Doucette, MM, MA, CCC-SLP

H. Steven Sims, MD, Ingo R. Titze, PhD Thomas L. Carroll, MD a.O.

https://www.jvoice.org/article/S0892-1997(20)30245-9/fulltext

Published: July 1, 2020

 

UK: Where have all the singers gone, and when will they return? Prospects for Choral Singing after the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic (PDF, 448 KB)

Martin Ashley, ABCD Choral Directions Research

https://www.abcd.org.uk/storage/Choral_Directions_Research/Where_have_all_the_singers_gone_publication_version.pdf

Published: June 2, 2020

 

The Netherlands: Good ventilation is crucial for corona control /

Small droplet aerosols in poorly ventilated spaces and SARS-CoV-2 transmission (translated in English)

G. Aernout Somsen, Cees van Rijn, Stefan Kooij, Reinout A. Bem and Daniel Bonn

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30245-9/fulltext

Published: May 27/28, 2020

 

Austria Vienna: Untersuchung und photographic Dokumentation von Aerosol- und Kondenswasseremission bei Chor Mitgliedern (PDF, 3.14 MB)