Risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes 'virtually nonexistent' when masked, study shows

When masks are worn there is only a 0.003% chance particles from a passenger can enter the passenger's breathing space who is sitting beside them.

10/18/2020 6:16:00 AM

The study, conducted by the Department of Defense in partnership with United Airlines, was published Thursday. They ran 300 tests in a little over six months with a mannequin on a United plane.

When masks are worn there is only a 0.003% chance particles from a passenger can enter the passenger's breathing space who is sitting beside them.

Experiment shows risks of air travel while maskedA landmark study from the Department of Defense and United Airlines conducted 300 tests in over six months with dummies in-flight to examine the possible spread of droplets.A landmark study from the Department of Defense and United Airlines conducted 300 tests in over six months with dummies in-flight to examine the possible spread of droplets.

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United AirlinesUnited Airlinessays the risk of COVID-19 exposure onboard its aircraft is"virtually non-existent" after a new study finds that when masks are worn there is only a 0.003% chance particles from a passenger can enter the passenger's breathing space who is sitting beside them.

The study, conducted by the Department of Defense in, was published Thursday. They ran 300 tests in a little over six months with a mannequin on a United plane.United AirlinesThe U.S. Department of Defense published a study Wednesday on cabin airflow that found when a passenger is seated and wearing a mask, only 0.001% of infected air particles could enter their breathing zone.

The mannequin was equipped with an aerosol generator that allowed technicians to reproduce breathing and coughing. Each test released 180 million particles - equivalent to the number of particles that would be produced by thousands of coughs. They studied the way the mannequin's particles moved inside the cabin with a mask on and off.

The tests assumed the flight was completely full with technicians placing sensors in seats, galleys, and the jet bridge to represent other passengers on the plane.MORE: US airline launches first COVID-19 testing program of its kind"99.99% of those particles left the interior of the aircraft within six minutes," United Airlines Chief Communication Officer Josh Earnest told ABC News."It indicates that being on board an aircraft is the safest indoor public space, because of the unique configuration inside an aircraft that includes aggressive ventilation, lots of airflow."

In late September, major U.S. airline CEOs said their employees wereMORE: US airline employees report lower rate of COVID-19 infection than public, CEOs say"At United, but also at our large competitors, our flight attendants have lower COVID infection rates than the general population, which is one of multiple data points that speaks to the safety on board airplanes," United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said during a Politico event.

Last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new research, saying the risk of contracting the virus on a plane appears to be"in the same category as being struck by lightning."United AirlinesThe U.S. Department of Defense published a study Wednesday on cabin airflow that found when a passenger is seated and wearing a mask, only 0.001% of infected air particles could enter their breathing zone.

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Among 1.2 billion travelers, IATA found only 44 published cases of potential inflight transmission. Most of those 44 cases occurred in the early days of the pandemic when masks were not required.Air travel is still down around 70 percent compared to last year, but there has been an uptick since the spring. Earlier this week the

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JohnCornyn So dummies proving other dummies can't get sick. JohnCornyn Obviously a top notch study from a research firm called airline. JohnCornyn, you let us down when we needed you to speak up. JohnCornyn Traitor Trump aka Demagogue Donald aka PresCovid19 consistently shows that he holds himself above America and that America only gets to flourish and progress after he gets his way. If you support Trump, you're a traitor to America and you do not love America above Trump.

Yes but the study was not made with a covid positive person moving around the plane. Or with multiple covid positive people within the plane. Did this mannequin have a respiratory system like a human ? I think not. JohnCornyn When Corrupt John “Casper” Cornyn votes to take away your health coverage, freedom of choice & voting equality; you must return the favor by voting him out. He knows the SCOTUS hearing should wait on the voice of the people. Send him your collective voices Now and at the polls!

JohnCornyn JohnCornyn LOL sponsored by a plane mfr and on airline. Seems legit. JohnCornyn Who doesn't want their politicians to say they know the right thing to do... but then doesn't. \\s Texas - vote mjhegar / vote for someone w/ integrity JohnCornyn Great. I'll send the mannequin on my next vacation.

Masks don’t work. It’s already been established. You guys are a joke JohnCornyn Daily reminder that you're dog crap. dogcrap JohnCornyn A worthless study without a mask free control group. JohnCornyn Gee, I wish the airlines were able to get everyone to wear masks. And, I wish their credibility was better: there are studies showing how diseases are spread by re-circulated air in airplanes.

JohnCornyn FakePolls JohnCornyn Remember while on bended knee John kissed Trump's ring and vowed complete and utter allegiance even if it hurt our country. I do! JohnCornyn FakePeople JohnCornyn This study didn’t take into account all the time that people remove masks while they are supposedly eating or drinking (wink, wink). Or all the people who wear mask that covers mouth, but not nose.

JohnCornyn BREAKING NEWS Plane ppl say planes are safe. JohnCornyn AND THEN, I (insert John Cornyn) enabled the “president” so he could continue terrorizing a Michigan governor who is trying to protect her state fro the deadly virus that this poor mannequin has to endure! mjhegar FlipTheSenate JohnCornyn Gen. John Kelly : “(Trump) is the most flawed person I’ve ever met in my life” Sitting Justice attorney: “(Barr) seems determined to turn our democracy into an autocracy. Intelligence officials warn Trump about listening to his personal attorney Giuliani JohnCornyn bows

JohnCornyn Trump’s incompetent son-in-law Jared Kushner bought ventilators from his sanctioned Russian pal, paid loads of taxpayers’ money for them, & they didn’t work. Hundreds of thousands of Americans died. USA has the most COVID19 deaths in the world. Maybe they should test pilots as well: And not one mannequin got sick...

😂😂 I think I will wait for Biden to be president before trusting anything that comes from Trumps train wreck of a circus show. Great, so they shouldn't need a bailout. That fake study is worth billions of dollars.We know that. Still not going to fly!! Yet a report published just today, stated it's not safe to go to the grocery store.

Test funded by the airline industry 👍🏼 When 🤔 masked, not Trump's way Airline tests contradict scientists Well mannequins are great coronavirus spreaders. So to all the people blaming anti maskers on Trump. News for you my daughter was exposed 2x by a family so liberal they are bordering on socialist. This is not just a Trump issue it is an entitlement issue. Too many a-holes out there is what it is.

Oh no Dems !! You all need people dying of COVID to win .. this is not good news Awww. Prescious. Talk about desperation. Nope. Congrats on the false security with one transmission factor of covid. Even that assumes the masks are 100% enforced wear, which they are not. Being eaten by a bear is totally safe says bear feeding lobby

coronavirus are roughly 100 nanometers, 1/100,000 the width of a hair and 1/30 the size of surgical mask filtrations (about 3.0 microns or 3,000 nanometers), surgical masks (not to mention cloth ones) do not help. Get tedcruz to wear a mask This sounds like a garbage study. Lol, wow, big balls in the marketing Dept.

Can you request a seat between mannequins? apexnerd study done by united airlines proves its actually impossible to get covid when you fly united airlines Nope not flying. I get it holidays are coming so your trying to fill those planes but nope. Sure. Corporations do the “Science”🙄 Anything test run between the trump administration and the billionaire class that owns the airlines is not to be trusted. Full Stop. DeptofDefense EsperDoD WhiteHouse PressSec united

This passenger looks like such a phony bitch. I don’t buy it. I had no idea mannequins faced the same risk level as humans for acquiring COVID-19. SueBeeDexter Good news for RealDeanCain thanks for info. thanku Similar to this: This does make me feel a lot better about the world, although I'd certainly like to see some studies that weren't conducted by the airlines themselves.

Probably need to state that you must not eat + drink. I caught covid on a flight from Dallas to Illinois just under a month ago. So this study sucks Great masks minimize the risks but the other problem is people touching everything with their hands. And this study has been brought to you by Southwest. Book your flight today!

Come on, if someone farts in the back row you can smell it in the front of a 40 row plane. ⚕ We can protect you and me. 1️⃣ Wear a mask 2️⃣ Social distancing 3️⃣ Wash your hands 4️⃣ Meeting restrictions I really don’t know if I would trust this study by this administrations Dept. of Defense? Haha in a study in conjunction with Marlboro -cigarettes don’t cause cancer.

Wow We did several office tests with mannequins before they had to be removed. *stares at Dr. Peters* So, mannequins are safe to fly Airplane safe. Antifa riots safe. Trump rally kills the world. Got it. So the mannequin didn’t get Covid? Sounds like a great study.

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