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

Should you pack your bags? What does the evidence say?

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Photo by HAL9001 on Unsplash

How likely is it that I will get COVID-19 from flying?

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Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash

How likely is it that an infected airplane passenger will spread it to others?

Documented in-flight COVID-19 outbreaks

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Contact tracing on Irish flight with COVID-19 outbreak. (Oct, 2020)

Documented lack of transmission

What’s going on?

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Photo by Elly Johnson on Unsplash

The Bottom Line

Should you pack your bags and get some sunshine? Not so fast.

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Wishful thinking… Photo by Daniel Seßler on Unsplash

About Me

Appendix

Estimating the risk of being exposed to COVID-19

Estimating Infection Risk

Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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