MIT models which airports are most likely to spread disease


13 Responses to “MIT models which airports are most likely to spread disease”

  1. jetfx says:

    I’m not surprised about Anchorage either, considering it is a massive hub for air freight.

  2. Pete Navarra says:

    Yeah, but ATL has built-in CDC Defense Bunkers. So, of course ATL isn’t going to be listed as high as others.  I mean.. haven’t you learned anything from The Walking Dead?

  3. Hakuin says:

    …it’s the only way to be sure.

  4. Ito Kagehisa says:

    It would also be interesting to know how much the TSA and terror hysteria has increased the intrinsic disease-propagating  vulnerabilities of air transport systems.

    You can pretty much guarantee that packing more people together for longer times would be enough to spread more disease, even without all the handling of people’s junk – but it would be interesting to know the degree to which our security theatre programs are damaging public health.

    • hymenopterid says:

      Having thousands of people take their shoes off and stand in the same spot on the carpet is a colossally stupid idea if you want to prevent the spread of pathogens. That risk alone probably outweighs the risk of any terrorist attack.

    • Just_Ok says:

      Give everyone a vaccine to prevent spreading.

  5. alfanovember says:

    Honolulu > Atlanta?   Yes, based on the attitude of Agricultural Homeland Defense Agent who was unconvinced that my GI tract could safely sequester the awesome pathogenic power of the tomatoes and cucumbers in the sandwich I had just purchased 50 meters away in the terminal.

  6. mrtut says:

    Hey I played that game on Kongregate! Zombie attack or something. Cool graphics, for Flash that is.

  7. LikesTurtles says:

    Despite being the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta is primarily a domestic hub. There are plenty of international flights, just not as nearly many as places like JFK and LAX. Fear not, Atlanta has a new international terminal and Delta has been expanding their international routes so soon ATL might be as deadly as anywhere else.

  8. tyger11 says:


    I hate that the latest versions of their games only seem to be on iOS devices. *sigh* I really loved the idea of  the game Pandemic 2, but the implementation had some issues.

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