This test certainly came at a good time for people thinking of purchasing flight tickets for traveling on either Thanksgiving, Christmas, or both.
While the study shows low transmission, one Virginia Tech professor says she’s skeptical.
“There was no movement,” said Dr. Linsey Marr, a Civil and Environmental Engineering professor at VT. “And so if people are moving around, more people are turning their heads to talk, then that would definitely increase the risk of exposure.”
The test took place over an eight day period, using mannequins and aerosol releases to show if a sick passenger could infect others on the same plane.
Marr says the only thing the simulation demonstrated was…