Is it Safe to Fly During the Coronavirus Pandemic? I NOVA I PBS

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Thanksgiving is around the corner, but COVID-19 cases are surging across the U.S. Is flying on an airplane safe during the pandemic?

While airplanes are safer than many indoor spaces, experts say, COVID transmission on airplanes does happen. With good precautions, like wearing a properly-fitted and high-quality face mask, "you can really work to minimize the risk," UC San Francisco infectious disease physician Carina Marquez says.

But because small gatherings have become increasingly responsible for the spread of the coronavirus, experts recommend you reconsider traveling and taking part in holiday celebrations this year. "Wait it out. Next year will be better," says Annelies Wilder-Smith, a professor of emerging infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Produced by: Ari Daniel
Production Assistance: Glorie Martinez & Christina Monnen

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Music: APM

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