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COVID-19 risk on airplanes is low if these precautions are taken, Harvard study says

COVID-19 risk on airplanes is low if these precautions are taken, Harvard study says

Aboard planes, much of the protection comes from the banks of HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters located in the belly of each aircraft, said report co-author Jack McCarthy, a Harvard-trained scientist and president of Environmental Health & Engineering, a consulting firm based in Newton, Mass. A mixture of fresh outside air and filtered, recirculated air is piped in above each row of passengers and sucked out through vents near their feet.

 

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