That evil Nicola Sturgeon, won’t even let the weans sing. See this plea:
Teachers have called on Nicola Sturgeon to ‘stop demonising singing’ during the coronavirus crisis to allow children to be able to properly engage with music lessons. A review of ‘the science’ carried out by a Scottish music education charity [MEPG] concluded that there is no data showing a “statistically significant” added risk of viral transmission from singing and playing musical instruments on top of the “already considerable risk” in gathering socially when Covid restrictions are in place.
And ‘the science?’
Well it’s one study but it is ‘ground-breaking‘ and ‘landmark!‘
It concludes, according to the Herald, that ‘singing is no more likely to spread aerosols and droplets (containing the virus) than talking at a similar volume.‘
I hesitate to question landmark research but ‘talking at a similar volume?’
That’ll be projecting your voice across the room, at times even shouting, like we used to encourage student teachers to do?
See any problems with that?
Here’s some ‘rigorous’ research:
High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington, March 2020
And, like they do in England? Where the infection rate is currently 70% higher and where 40% more, per head, have died?
Can I suggest they try this little number?
Ring-a-ring o’ roses,
A pocket full of posies,
We all fall down.