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CDC: 11,000 may have been exposed to COVID-19 on airplanes
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Video from Purdue University of Mechanical Engineering shows how air droplets from a sneeze can circulate and potentially infect people on an airplane. FOX Business’ Lauren Simonetti and Stuart Varney with more.
Thousands of people may have been exposed to COVID-19 on airplanes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Agency officials believe nearly 11,000 people may have been exposed to one of the 1,600 known cases of people flying while contagious with the virus — despite being unable to confirm a single case of viral transmission on a US plane.
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“An absence of cases identified or reported is not evidence that there were no cases,” CDC spokeswoman Caitlin Shockey told the Washington Post, which first reported the stats.