Men are more likely to spread coronavirus particles than women and children, according to a study dealing with the tracking of the spread of the coronavirus in performing arts surroundings.

“Adults tend to emit more particles than children,” said John Volckens, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University, CBS News reported. “The reason men tend to emit more particles is because we have bigger lungs.”

The study also found that the coronavirus spreads more easily among loud talkers and that singing emits more virus particles than just speaking.

Volckens said performing arts sites made the right decision to shut down in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic with the present knowledge that singing and speaking at higher volumes puts more virus droplets in the air.

Additionally, Volckens said indoor venues are still a concern but events, such as ballet, are safer than concerts with throngs of fans screaming or singing, CBS News reported.

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