Can Coronavirus Spread Through Farts?
There's disease in poop, and flatulence has to come into contact with at least a little poop on its way out, so can coronavirus be spread by farts? It's not a yes or no answer, though it isn't something you need to worry a lot about.
We know this because of testing. That's right...researchers have studied farts. It might sound silly at any other time, but now with the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems like a pretty good idea.
According to Mental Floss, the question of one's bum-trumpet passing along disease was checked and a study was done where toots were directed at Petri-dishes. Some of the air-biscuits were launched with pants, others without. No word on how the booty-belchers were able to perform under lab conditions.
What it all comes down to is the virus was found in the feces of more than half the Covid-19 patients tested. Butt, at least for now, it seems...
The deadly coronavirus could be spreading through farts, according to doctors. But farts are unlikely to transmit the virus provided pants are worn. (SOURCE)
USA Today fact-checked the topic and reports that Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation For Infectious Diseases, says that the spread of coronavirus through passing gas has "never been demonstrated" and "it's very unlikely."
In conclusion: There just isn't enough evidence to suggest that coronavirus can be spread through passing gas, and according to the World Health Organization, the risk of catching COVID-19 by coming into contact with someone's feces is low. That said, it's best to make sure you have pants on before letting one rip in public and always properly wash your hands after using the bathroom.
Maybe this is why police told a community to wear pants to get the mail (see that story here).
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