Recent data revealed that airline employees have less COVID-19 cases compared to the general population.
It can be quite shocking when coronavirus tends to spread within people who are in an enclosed space.
People would assume that those working in an aircraft would contract the virus fast.
However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Airline Employees Have Less COVID-19 Cases
The coronavirus could spread fast in close quarters for a certain amount of time.
You could get this from people breathing the same air with limited space in between.
With that in mind, airplanes seem to be the perfect place where coronavirus could be transmitted.
However, some shocking data show that is certainly not the case.
In fact, airline workers have a lesser percentage of COVID-19 when compared to the general population.
Could this be a vivid sign that airlines are observing proper safety measures and that wearing of masks actually works?
Delta CEO Ed Bastian said on a SAP Concur forum:
“We track the health of our people. Our people are meaningfully less infected than the general population.”
American Airlines President, Robert Isom gave a similar statement a week before.
“The actions we have taken to ensure the safety and well-being of our team and customers are working.”
According to the data provided by the Association of Flight Attendants, only a little over 1,000 flight attendants nationwide were tested positive for COVID-19.
That’s 0.8% out of 122,000 flight attendants in the US according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There are a total of 6.6 million positive cases in the US according to data gathered by The New York Times.
That’s 2% out of a population of 330 million across the country.
Looks like all the protective measures observed by airlines are working.
Do you agree with this data?
Are we statistically more likely to get the virus in the nearest grocery store than on board?
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Source: Business Insider