This story really stinks!! Much like a cough, you can allegedly spread COVID-19 by farting. But, there's a way to be safer if you do have to pass gas.

According to Dr. Norman Swan, who recently spoke on this subject during an Australian Broadcasting Corporation podcast, your fart could spread COVID-19.

As reported by the NY Post, Theoretically, your fart could spread the virus in the same way a cough does. Dr. Swan's recommendation was that citizens shouldn’t fart “close to other people” or “with your bottom bare.”

Keep your pants (or at least underwear) on when you blow your rump trumpet, to help control the spread. If you must fart with a bare butt, treat it like a cough or sneeze and do it into your elbow. I know that sounds really strange!

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