Daft Punk’s Helmets Provide Excellent Protection From COVID-19 Says Health Expert
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Daft Punk’s helmets provide excellent protection from the coronavirus an Australian health expert has shared.
At least in comparison to masks used by other musical artists.
The news arrives via a light-hearted investigation by Australian public news service the ABC.
In order to satisfy their curiosity, the ABC consulted doctor Imogen Lines.
“These guys are pretty well protected,” Lines shared of the French duo. “They’ve got good overall coverage.”
This said the masks were not perfect.
“The breathing mouth hole exposes them to aerosols or droplets,” Imogen notes. “They could look at installing a fabric filter… that could work.”
Nonetheless, her verdict ranked higher than 6 of 7 other acts assessed.
(Producer SBTRKT came in before Daft Punk with an 8.5 rating.)
“For protective function,” the good doctor concludes, “they get 8/10.”
The news follows rumors that the pair’s fifth studio album and follow up to 2013’s Random Access Memories will arrive this summer.
While numerous popular acts have been forced to cancel and postpone live commitments due to international outbreaks of the coronavirus, Daft Punk have remained dormant.
As a popular Daft Punk fan meme notes: “You don’t have to cancel concerts if you weren’t going to tour anyway.”
Daft Punk have not toured since 2017, and have only made four one-off live apperances since.
ABC and Dr. Imogen Lines’ full rankings here.