Airlines Push for Coronavirus Tests to Make Flying Safer in Pandemic

Updated October 19, 2020

A story from Sinclair Broadcast Group which was shared on the group’s local television news stations nationwide, discusses how airlines are pushing for coronavirus tests of passengers to make flying safer. It quotes Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, who emphasized that the screening tests capture a moment in time and may not prevent incidents where travelers bring the virus to their destination and seed community spread. “A negative test doesn’t mean you’e out of the woods,” Russo said. “That’s why it makes no sense to use screening tests as a surrogate for a quarantine period.”