Air travel no more risky than going to a grocery store, says Harvard University report

COVID-19 transmission is unlikely on airplanes, report concludes.

29 Oct 2020 – Flying During Pandemic Is Low-Risk, writes Christina Ianzito for AARP.

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found a relatively very low risk of acquiring COVID-19 while flying thanks to plane air-filtering systems and requirements that passengers wear masks.

The researchers explained that powerful HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air filters) systems on planes change the cabin air 20 to 30 times an hour. This, coupled with consistent compliance with mask rules, makes air travel an unlikely source of infection.

And, the researchers said, the low-risk of infection applies no matter where you sit. “

https://www.aarp.org/travel/travel-tips/safety/info-2020/harvard-study-on-covid-19-flying-risk.html?cmp=SNO-ICM-FB-COVID-TR&socialid=4033214385

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November 1, 2020 at 08:20AM

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