(CNN) — In any other year, we’d be happily flying over the rivers and past the woods to get to Grandma’s house more quickly for the holidays. But it’s 2020, and globally there are more than 1.6 million deaths from the novel coronavirus so far — with no end in sight.
“I’m particularly worried about air travel,” said pediatrician Dr. David Rubin, who directs PolicyLab, a research and public policy center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The center is tracking Covid-19 cases in communities across the country.
“I almost think that cars are safer for those who are traveling, because it’s just you and whoever you’re traveling with,” Rubin said. “At least you don’t have the situation of a packed airplane where there might be several Covid-19 positive individuals on the plane.”
Masking and maintaining as much distance as possible are key to reducing the risk of coronavirus…