The forbidden

This is an image of O’Hare International Airport during the week of Thanksgiving. This week was busier than normal due to the holiday.

This is an image of O’Hare International Airport during the week of Thanksgiving. This week was busier than normal due to the holiday.

Sasha Gerike, Print staff

  This year, the world as a whole has been impacted negatively due to SARS COVID-19, or the Coronavirus. We as a whole have realized how dangerous and serious this virus is. It is the unknown, scientists and medical professionals are doing the most to find a cure to stop people from dying. In the United States of America alone 286,000 people have died and 15.2 million people have contracted this disease, and the numbers are still on a steady incline. However, throughout the pandemic there were periods where the cases were at a low, specifically in the summer. This low hit because during the summer it is warm, so people go outside. Being outside can kill the virus because of the UV rays from the sun and the fresh air.

   I have traveled multiple times during the pandemic, without contracting COVID-19. I have traveled by both airplane and car. In the airport we took all precautions necessary. The airport itself was very empty, so it was not hard to distance ourselves. We never took our masks off and wore them properly. Inside of the plane, we wiped down our seats before we sat in them. There was also a chair between me and the other person in my row. I felt very comfortable because our flight was not over-packed. In addition, 99.9% of the germs in the air are cycled out every minute, making it very hard for you to contract the virus on the airplane if you are taking proper precautions. Overall, I would say it is safe to travel but would only recommend if necessary.