Why Singers Might Be Covid-19 Super-Spreaders

Choirs are a secret lifeblood of our country. It’s unclear when and how we’ll ever sing together again.

Sara Austin
Elemental

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Photo: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images

Every five years in July, more than 1,000 choirs gather to perform together in Tallinn, the impossibly pretty seaside capital of Estonia. As many as 35,000 choristers (oldest: 90; youngest: five) process through…

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Sara Austin
Elemental

Sara Austin is a writer and editor in New York. She has held senior editorial positions at Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, Self, and Marie Claire.