Is it safer to fly or drive this summer? 5 health experts weigh in. – The Washington Post

Although the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise, the nation is reopening and Americans are increasingly on the move.

Rene Knott, a morning anchor for the news outlet 5 On Your Side in St. Louis, is one of them. He knows he needs to take some time off this summer, but he isn’t quite sure what to do or how to get there.

“As we start to talk about trying to get back out again, I had this fear of being out on an airplane, a fear of being in groups,” said Knott, 56, who used to take summer road trips from Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children to visit family in Las Vegas.

“The debate now is: What do people think is the safest journey right now? Is it by car or is it by plane?” he said. He threw the question out to his more than 19,000 followers on Twitter and said that of the 100-plus responses, about 80 percent were in favor of short road trips and thought those would be safer than flying.

Knott has not made a decision