Is there a middle ground policy that allows opening global airline travel while still protecting public health?
Researchers from the QUT Centre for Data Science and Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently published research on this topic. Their research wanted to address two specific questions:
- How can we systematically quantify the effectiveness of different travel regulation policies at the global level?
- Are there less obvious but similarly rigorous policies that could be implemented to better achieve the dual goal of protecting health, society and the economy?
The team wrote this blog on their research for Nature Portfolio’s Health Community: https://healthcommunity.nature.com/posts/finding-a-balance-between-public-health-and-global-airline-travel
- Publication in Scientific Reports: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-10678-y