Coronavirus and flights: study reveals low transmission of COVID-19 on board aircraft – Q Costa Rica News

Coronavirus and flights: study reveals low transmission of COVID-19 on board aircraft – Q Costa Rica News

QCOSTARICA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA), released an updated registry of infections of COVID-19 on board commercial flights, revealing a low incidence of transmission in a flight.

According to this report and the analysis of flight figures between January and the end of September, 44 cases of covid-19 related to air travel were reported. The figures include confirmed and potential patients.

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In the same period, IATA reports that some 1.2 billion people took commercial flights around the world.

Comparing both figures reveals an incidence of one contagion for every 27 million passengers.

According to David Powell, IATA medical advisor and in charge of the analysis, the risk appears “very low.”

Powell indicates that the data may be underestimated, but warns that even in a scenario with 90% of unreported infections, the figure would still remain quite low: one contagion for every 2.7 million travelers.

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In both scenarios, the report adds, the figures are “extremely reassuring,” since most of the 44 reported cases occurred before the airlines imposed the use of a mask on board.

IATA also revealed that the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing and Embraer) sent that Association a joint publication of their own research results based on an analysis called Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

CFD is the area of ​​knowledge related to the numerical simulation of flows, fluids, heat transfer and related phenomena, such as chemical reactions, combustion and aeroacoustics. In this
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