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New study suggests plane flying may be less dangerous than grocery shopping

Posted at 7:20 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 16:43:00-04

Flying on a plane may present less risk for catching COVID-19 than going to the grocery store.

That's according to a new Harvard study.

Researchers say ventilation systems on planes, doubled with mask wearing, puts in-flight virus transmission at a lower risk than previously thought.

The study says that even though air on planes is recirculated, it goes through high-quality air filters first.

If you wear your mask the right way, virus droplets have a lower chance of spreading on a plane compared to other activities like grocery shopping or eating out.

However, the research did not cover the risk people face while at the airport.