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Just How Safe Is It To Fly During The Pandemic?

“Even with infected passengers aboard, the odds of catching COVID-19 are relatively small.”

Aug 18, 2020

HealthDay – Just how safe is it to fly during the pandemic?

The story of one international flight in March – before the advent of mask and glove protocols – suggests that even with infected passengers aboard, the odds of catching COVID-19 are relatively small.

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Reporting Aug. 18 in the journal JAMA Network Open, German researchers recount the health outcomes for 102 passengers who boarded a Boeing 737 in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 9 and landed in Frankfurt, Germany, 4 hours 40 minutes later.

This was before the advent of strict hygiene protocols—mandatory masks on passengers and crew, discouragement of gatherings in aisles, curtailment of onboard meals—that airlines have since put in place to curb SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

Among the 102 passengers: A tour group of 24 people who’d had contact with a hotel manager a week before who later was confirmed to have COVID-19. Upon landing in Frankfurt, all passengers in the tour group underwent throat swab tests to help detect any coronavirus infection.

Tests were positive for seven of the 24 people in the tour group.

So, did any of the other passengers on the plane catch COVID-19 from those seven infected passengers?

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Based on follow-up interviews of 71 of the remaining 78 passengers, as well as coronavirus testing of 25 more, “we discovered two likely SARS-CoV-2 transmissions on this flight,” the researchers reported.

The research team was led by Dr. Sandra Ciesek, of the Institute for Medical Virology at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

The two additional cases occurred in passengers who’d been sitting within two rows of one of the infected passengers … Read more. 

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