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Airline Boarding Policies May Spread Disease

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Could airline boarding policies help spread communicable diseases? A new study suggests this may be the case.
Researchers at Arizona State University released findings showing airlines help spread disease by shuttling people from diverse origins in close quarters for hours at a time.
Making the problem worse is the common practice of loading passengers in front-to-back order, forcing passengers to stand in the aisles in close contact with each other. ASU researchers said dividing the plane into two lengthwise sections and letting passengers seat themselves randomly would lead to fewer...
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