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Are church services similar to indoor concerts? If so…

A recent study on the spread of Coronavirus at indoor music concerts could potentially bolster calls to allow church services to restart.

German researchers tracked the potential spread of COVID at a concert held towards the end of August in Leipzig, Germany. The researchers concluded that there is little chance of Coronavirus being spread at concerts provided there is proper ventilation.

Of course, concerts that often have people singing along share many similarities with a church service.

Fox News reports:

German researchers simulated an indoor pop concert and found little contribution of coronavirus spread, according to a study.

The team from Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg tested three hygiene scenarios (no restrictions, moderate restrictions and strong restrictions) and used contact tracing devices to assess spectators’ close contacts. They also studied aerosol distribution and concert-goers’ resulting exposure.

The concert was held on Aug. 22 in the Leipzig Arena with 1,212 participants, short of the researchers’ goal of 4,000. All attendees tested coronavirus negative in the two days leading up to the event.

READ: Indoor concerts pose ‘low’ coronavirus infection risk: study

This may explain why there have only been three reported mild cases of COVID at the seven thousand member Grace Community church in Los Angeles, that started services in July in direct violation of LA’s COVID regulations. READ: LA Times Reports COVID-19 ‘Outbreak’ At John MacArthur’s Church. City: 3 Confirmed Cases

It may also explain why Calvary Chapel in San Jose, that as been holding services for five months in violation of their county’s orders, reported no cases of COVID in its congregation. READ: Calvary Chapel in San Jose faces lawsuit, $350K fines for indoor services

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