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 PostPosted: Thu 04 Jun 2020 8:23 am   
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 PostPosted: Thu 04 Jun 2020 8:58 am   

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That's correct. Airplanes don't make you sick, people do, therefore people on airplanes can get you sick.

Here is an article for those who don't subscribe to the Washington Post https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/tren ... UCGDKZAVA/

I disagree with the conclusion.

There are two lines of thought. First is that the Coronavirus is aerolized, naturally. This is not the belief of most scientists and medical professionals today, but for argument sake, let's say it is aerosol. All the worst case scenarios computer models assumed that the virus is aerosol. Since the filter is not by everyone's face, it must travel to the return air vents, possibly infecting people along the way.

Second, is that droplets are what infect people and that it is not aerolized. In theory, a sneeze could project up to 10 feet away (without a mask). In 8-14 minutes, the drops will fall to the ground, or on other surfaces along the way. Airplanes' venting system is not as powerful as those in a hospital's negative pressure isolation room. Let's say it is, you would be infecting people along the way to the return vent. The droplets could land on you along the way. Let's say that it is not powerful enough, that means, the longer you are near an infected person, the more likely you will receive a viral load enough to infect you. In a non ventilated room, the thought is 15-30 minutes. The airplane is ventilated, so maybe it will gain your some time.

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 PostPosted: Thu 04 Jun 2020 9:25 am   
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Thank you for the non-paid link. I searched but didn't find it.

It came up free for me.

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 PostPosted: Thu 04 Jun 2020 9:52 am   

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So the question is, would I get on a plane. My family says no, but I say probably. It is about IQ and EQ.

Airplanes have never been so clean. Before Covid, the trays and seats were not disinfected between flights. Special virus killing sprays are now used on the planes between flights. The air filters are actually changed now. The flight crew don't want to get sick, so they want to make sure everyone is in compliance.

The 6 foot rule is because droplets, from spitting (talking, singing, yelling), can travel 6 feet without a mask. Somehow we are now staying 6 feet apart with masks on. Try spitting through a mask and see how far it gets. Is the virus smaller than the gaps in your mask? Most probably, but the virus is attached to droplets that will have a hard time getting through your mask.

The Intellectual part of me says "let's go!". The Emotional part of me says "I hear the facts, but let's wait and see someone else do it first!"

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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/risk-co ... d=73616599

A member of the II forum posted this today.

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 PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct 2020 9:51 am   

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Haven't we been told for years that the reason so many people get sick while travelling is due to the air circulation on airplanes? When it involved more "minor" illnesses like colds or flu, airlines pretty much sat on their hands and considered that an "acceptable risk". Why? Because it didn't impact their bottom line. Now they are hurting badly and are willing to do anything, say anything to get money or for many lines, refuse to give it back even if they cancel the flight. Picture Wyndham running an airline, would you trust ANYTHING they had to say?


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 PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct 2020 1:00 pm   

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2old2growup wrote:
Picture Wyndham running an airline, would you trust ANYTHING they had to say?

No.


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

It was conducted by the Department of Defense and United Airlines.

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