If singers wear face masks while performing the worst risks can be mitigated
Sorry friends, but we’re no longer allowed to sing the Happy Birthday song.
A study warns singing Happy Birthday could spread COVID-19 because the enunciation of Bs and Ps releases large droplets — which may be infectious.
This was a real study, too, done by researchers from Sweden. They had professional singers perform different songs and used high speed cameras to measure the spread of mouth droplets — aka spit. As you can imagine, songs with a lot of consonants — particularly B and P — pose the greatest threat.
Susan Saunders 9/8/2020