There’s 99% chance of COVID being aboard a plane, says doctor

At San Francisco International Airport, travelers wait in line to buy food from Burger Joint, May 23, 2022. “Let's say you're boarding an airplane with, say, 50 people on it. There's about a 99% chance that somebody on that airplane has COVID,” says Dr. Bob Wachter, chair of the department of medicine at UCSF. Photo by Amy Ta.

LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

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