German coronavirus experiment enlists help of concertgoers
20th July 2020 (The Guardian) 4,000 music fans to attend gig as part of study into how virus spreads in large gatherings. German scientists are planning to equip 4,000 pop music fans with tracking gadgets and bottles of fluorescent disinfectant to get a clearer picture of how Covid-19 could be prevented from spreading at large indoor concerts. As cultural mass gatherings across the world remain on hold for the foreseeable future, researchers in eastern Germany are recruiting volunteers for a “coronavirus experiment” with the singer-songwriter Tim Bendzko, to be held at an indoor stadium in the city of Leipzig on 22 August.
Reporting by Philip Oltermann
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