Doctor Answers Question: “Can Coronavirus Be Spread Through Farts?”

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“The smell may be hell but the mist could leave you pissed.” – New York Post, 4/22/20

Doctors in Australia are doing a podcast to keep the public updated on coronavirus research and policy tackled an important question this week:

“Can the coronavirus be spread through farts?”

The answer is yes because the coronavirus is found in poop and there are small particles of poop in farts.

It turns out farts are dangerous for the same reason coughing and sneezing are because “flatulence itself is an aerosol-generating procedure,” according to the Australian doctors.

On Friday, April 17th 2020, Dr. Norman Swan told the world “No bare-bottom farts” on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Coronacast” podcast.

Swan states that farts produce floating particles of poop that can spread the COVID-19 virus.

Therefore, it’s key that we wear “masks” on our butts or “butt-masks” also known as pants…

“Luckily, we wear a mask, which covers our farts all the time [pants, shorts, dresses, underpants].  I think that what we should do in terms of social distancing and being safe is that … you don’t fart close to other people, and that you don’t fart with your bottom bare.” – Dr. Swan

Listen to the full “No Bare Bottom Farts” podcast here:

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It’s likely that farts aren’t a great way to transmit the coronavirus, according to Dr. Aaron E. Glatt of New York.

“However, there are no published data on whether flatulence alone presents any risk of transmission, although in a clothed person, it would be unlikely to be a significant route of transmission.” – Dr. Aaron E. Glatt

Regardless, let’s all make sure to always wear our “butt-masks” in public.

Thanks.

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