The Risk Of Coronavirus Infection On Long Flights

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A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that where you sit on a long flight could significantly increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

For instance, on one 10-hour long flight back in March, a passenger in business class inflected about a dozen other people. This was before airlines had enforced mask requirements.

But now that they do, how great is the risk of getting an infection during a long flight?

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley discusses with Derek Thompson, staff writer at The Atlantic.

This segment aired on September 21, 2020.


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