TRAVEL: Flying Might Be Safer Than Grocery Shopping


60% of Americans say theywon’t be travelingfor the holidays this year, but some experts say flying might actually be less of a risk than day-to-day activities like eating in a restaurant or going to the grocery store. Researchers from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard suggest that the airflow in a plane, which is being constantly filtered, reduces the risk of spreading coronavirus. “This ventilation effectively counters the proximity travelers are subject to during flights,” the study says.

The air filtration, along with the extra sanitizing measures being taken on the plane, mandatory masks for passengers and crews and social distancing rules during boarding and deplaning may make flying less of a risk for spreading the virus. (SimpleMost)