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I read (mirror 1, mirror 2) that South Korean authorites have introduced some rules to enforce slower (in terms of BPM) music in gyms to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections:

Music with more than 120 beats per minute (bpm) is forbidden during group exercises such as aerobics and spinning. Health officials said the measure was intended to prevent people breathing too fast or splashing sweat on others, and to avoid having to close businesses, as has happened during previous waves of infection.

Does this rule have some scientific grounding?

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    Boy band banned! Jul 13 at 10:44
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    From my perspective, the question in the title does not match the quote. The question should really be "Does playing slower music in gyms 'prevent people breathing too fast or splashing sweat on others'?" Jul 13 at 17:08
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    @BarryHarrison "Health officials said the measure was intended to [...] avoid having to close businesses, as has happened during previous waves of infection" -> clearly about reducing the risk of COVID-19 infections. Jul 13 at 17:11
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    @FranckDernoncourt Thanks for your reply. I still think you are making an assumption not in the source. Did they close businesses because they were afraid there was a chance of infection? Or did they do that because they actually saw infections from loud music? Jul 13 at 17:18
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    @Giter the artcle title is "South Korea Covid rules enforce slower music in gym". It is a "Covid rule", which means a rule about reducing the risk of COVID-19 infections. Jul 13 at 22:35

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