9Health Knowledgeable Dr. Payal Kohli mentioned it is all about how a lot contact you may have with different folks.
DENVER — This Subsequent query comes from a viewer named Peter who requested:
“The CDC has now mentioned that fully-vaccinated folks can journey safely … that is reported broadly, however within the dialogue, solely air journey is talked about. My query is, what’s the relative distinction in security between air journey and a highway journey?”
We handed this query alongside to 9Health Medical Knowledgeable Dr. Payal Kohli, who mentioned that all of it comes all the way down to the variety of folks you’ll be round (a chorus you’ve in all probability heard earlier than throughout the pandemic).
“When deciding the danger between air and highway journey, you wish to ask your self the query: which is able to expose you to extra folks?” Kohli mentioned. “And you need to go together with the choice that isn’t going to reveal you to as many.”
OK however actually … automobile or aircraft?
“I feel a highway journey can be safer, even when you cease in a single day as a result of the variety of folks you come into contact with is by definition far lower than a crowded place like an airport,” she mentioned.
With that being mentioned, Kohli conceded that air journey is getting safer. Roughly one in 5 Coloradans are absolutely vaccinated, and a 3rd have no less than some safety from one dose.
“And, as you already know, there’s quite a lot of security measures on planes to ensure the precise time you’re on the aircraft is secure as effectively,” she mentioned.
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