In response, Fauci predicted that airline passengers will forever be required to wear face masks.
Saying, “I think when you’re dealing with a closed space, even though the filtration is good, that you want to go that extra step.”
While Dr. Fauci may want our faces covered for all eternity Airline CEO’s Doug Parker of American Airlines and Gary Kelly of Southwest both told the Senate they do not believe face masks add much protection for airline passengers. They referred to the fact that modern airplanes are equipped with sophisticated air filtration systems.
“I concur. An aircraft is the safest place you can be. It’s true of all of our aircraft — they all have the same HEPA filters and air flow” Parker added.