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FACT FOCUS: Masks Help Curb Spread Of COVID-19 On Planes

By JOSH KELETY and ANGELO FICHERA - Associated Press

There has been talk recently that masks do little in terms of offering protecting against Covid on planes, this had led to calls to abandon masks in planes especially the ones with good filtration systems. However, an article from The Press from Atlantic City provides information pushing back against this.

If you are sitting near someone who is releasing lots of viruses into the air, you could end up inhaling them before they have had a chance to pass through the filtration system
It takes a few minutes for air to completely pass through the filtration system. She said requiring everyone to wear a mask reduces the amount of virus an infected individual can release into the air, and helps reduce the amount of virus someone wearing a mask might breathe in

Read the full article at The Press of Atlantic City