The Aviation Public Health Initiative (APHI) is studying current aircraft, airline, and airport practices and their impact on public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of environmental, infectious disease and social scientists assembled by the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative is reviewing current research as well as analyses conducted by the industry. The findings will report on strategies and tactics to reduce risks of disease transmission during air travel.
Phase Two Report: The Airport
Today Harvard APHI released Phase Two Report – Airports Read more…
Phase One Report: The Aircraft
October 27, 2020: Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (APHI) Release Phase One “Gate-to-Gate” Report of SARS CoV-2 Transmission and Risk Mitigation While Flying.
Researchers with the Aviation Public Health Initiative (APHI), a project of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, today released Phase One of its ongoing research on strategies and practices to reduce the public health risks of flying during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more…
Interview with Dr. Leonard Marcus on APHI Phase One Report
Interview with Dr. John Spengler on APHI Phase One Report
Podcast: The Meta-Leadership Challenges of Flying Safe.
Disinfecting the cabin is part of a multi-layered aviation public health risk-reduction strategy. Read more
Face Masks Bulletin
The role of face masks in preventing COVID-19 infection during air travel. Read more...
September 2, 2020: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Researchers Studying SARS CoV-2 Transmission and Risk Mitigation While Flying.
In order to provide evidence-based recommendations on strategies and practices to reduce the public health risks of flying during the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are conducting research to improve understanding of measures that reduce risks of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the aviation system. Read more…