A Symphony Of Sneezes And Coughs

Mostly empty seats at symphony hall
A Symphony Of Sneezes And Coughs

The coronavirus outbreak is dominating the news cycle and disrupting all kinds of events. Despite the mounting fears – warranted and unwarrented – I recently went to see a performance and was shocked by the number of sneezes and coughs I heard. How many you ask? ONE. I heard one person sneeze during the entire show. Usually you can hear at least two handfuls of muffled sneezes and coughs, but not this time. So either people are in exceptional health, or they’re wisely avoiding public places when they think they might be (or are) sick.

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