The risk of Covid-19 transmission on airplanes is lower than the transmission risk in other common settings such as grocery stores and indoor restaurants, according to an analysis by Harvard University's Aviation Public Health Initiative.
The Harvard research team reached its finding by doing an assessment of existing research on Covid-19 as it applies to aviation and by examining modelings of aircraft transmission that have been undertaken by governments and the aviation industry. Researchers said they combined the assessment with their own modeling.
"Our teams found that, together with their high-performing ventilation systems, the actions that airlines put in place, including mandatory use of masks, significantly reduce the risk of viral transmission aboard an airplane," said the initiative's co-director, Leonard Marcus.
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Source: Travel Weekly
Date of Article: October 28th 2020