Posted on August 18, 2021
- As stay-at-home orders went into place, the streets were virtually deserted. Businesses and industries suspended production. Airlines canceled flights. Live music at bars and concert arenas ceased. Even the 4th of July fireworks were called off. That resulted in a quieter world! Massachusetts General Hospital cardiologist told the American Heart Association that at the beginning of the shutdown, human-created noise was cut by half, an unprecedented quieting.