Would you change seats on an airplane if it reduced your chances of getting sick. A new study tested out how much germs move around an airplane on a transcontinental flight. They charted how many people got up out of their seats and moved around, then modeled how many people would get sick as a result.
It’s an interesting question. Just in case you hadn’t heard the news, the first case of Ebola had been reported from the most recent outbreak in Africa. A patient flying from Liberia to the US showed no signs of the disease until well after he landed in the US. This opens up a whole lot of questions about how to restrict the spread of the disease. At a basic level, I think one of the things that might make this scary for many folks is that the incubation period (time […]