Doctors Weigh In: Can You Catch Coronavirus from a Fart?
Yes, somebody asked and yes, the doctors answered. Without laughing.
It feels like we've covered everything so far - the virus can be spread through the air, from your shoes, through air conditioning, etc.
But...but...what about...toots? Rump roars?? Bottom burps???
A podcast in Australia called Coronacast asked the tough questions last week to a medical professional: can farts transmit the coronavirus? Skip to 5:38 in the video:
The bottom line...
...is YES. Because farts contain fecal matter, which can carry the virus (another reminder to clean your toilet as often as you wash your hands right now), yes - you could potentially catch it from somebody's squeaker.
The doctor admitted that there hasn't been a lot of testing when it comes to farts and coronavirus, so he advised against "bare bottom farting." AKA, wear pants. The end.