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Sheldon H. Jacobson

Sheldon H. Jacobson, Ph.D., is a founder professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He applies his expertise in data-driven risk-based decision-making to evaluate and inform public policy. He has researched aviation security since 1996, providing the technical foundations that led to the development of TSA PreCheck.

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Yes, Face Masks Are Still Needed on Airplanes

When the airplane engines are turned off, such as during boarding, deplaning and deicing, transmission risk rises. This is when face masks provide the greatest risk-reduction benefits.

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