Is it Safe to Fly During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

On the surface, air travel seems like a recipe for COVID-19 disaster — a bunch of strangers packed like sardines into a small space, sharing the same smelly air. Yet, recent news headlines and government policies, suggest that in-flight risks may be smaller than feared.

“Flying can be safer than grocery shopping, Harvard study asserts”. CNN

Is COVID-19 truly not spreading on board airplanes? Or, are industry and government agencies downplaying the risks associated with travel, for economic reasons?

Let’s take a look at the evidence, including how likely it is that you will be exposed, and how likely it is that COVID-19 will spread between passengers.

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