United Airlines recently tweeted that the risk of infection on a full flight is "almost non-existent" based on a study that looked at a best-case scenario out of step with reality.
Linsey MarrFlying During COVID-19 Isn't Quite As Safe As United Airlines Says vice.com/en/article/epd… My breakdown of the recent study on airplanes: it's a best-case scenario, should also be concerned about other parts of the trip besides being buckled into seat.
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United Airlines partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense on a study that suggests that when passengers wear face masks, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on airplanes becomes negligible — but some experts say that the claim could be misleading.
Linsey MarrI talked with a FOX affiliate about the DOD airplane study. I think the risk is low, but not 'almost non-existent' as United claims.
Linsey MarrUpdated on 9 Oct, CDC FAQ says, "It spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols.... These particles can be inhaled...and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads." cdc.gov/coronavirus/20… Best description yet!
A spin studio that public health officials say followed all Covid-19 protocols is now reporting 61 positive cases of Covid-19 and up to 100 staff, clients and family members may have been exposed.
Linsey MarrSix feet is not enough. Now at 44 primary cases + 17 secondary. The gym did health screening, cleaning, masks before and after class, 50% capacity, and 6' around each bike. NOTHING ABOUT VENTILATION.