At a time when so much is still uncertain, we don't know what actions are safe anymore.
Is breathing safe? Is going to the grocery store safe? Can we even fart in the privacy of our own homes?
Well, lucky for us, scientists are working around the clock to determine these important factors.
Dr. Norman Swan, on an Australian podcast that is meant to keep the world up to date on the virus, suggested that particles of fecal matter rolling around in human flatulence could be unwittingly spreading the virus.
"Luckily, we wear a mask, which covers our farts all the time," Swan said, referring to pants.
"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. K and Luke Tennant volunteered to fart on a petri dish. There was no growth when the fart was filtered by troâ�¦ https://t.co/TUi4mdYjMM— Andy Tagg (@Andy Tagg) 1586163819.0
Perhaps SARS-CoV-2 can be spread thought the power of parping - we need more evidence. So remember to wear appropriâ�¦ https://t.co/qlE2YO3UvC— Andy Tagg (@Andy Tagg) 1586163819.0
@TheSun This explains why America is in a CRISIS! https://t.co/DsHg1UoDzY— M. Smile : ) (@M. Smile : )) 1586965563.0
@TheSun My wife would be deadð���— Cooper Anderson (@Cooper Anderson) 1586965047.0
@TheSun Obviously this is claimed by someone who suffers from farts ð���— GÃ¼ler Shaikh (@GÃ¼ler Shaikh) 1586965003.0
Though, there is not necessarily a great deal of research that supports flatulence spreading the virus.
"Studies have clearly shown that a significant percentage of...patients do have GI [gastrointestinal] symptoms (alone, or in combination with respiratory or other general symptoms) at the time of illness presentation," said Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, Mount Sinai South Nassau epidemiologist.
"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."
@TheSun Silent but deadly just took on a new meaning— ThePile (@ThePile) 1586968798.0
@TheSun Bloody hell, my brother will be in permanent shutdown then.— Paul (@Paul) 1586965180.0
@TheSun I knew your farts would be the end of me @Kimbles848— Ryan #FBPE â��The â��Fâ�� in physics stands for funâ�� (@Ryan #FBPE â��The â��Fâ�� in physics stands for funâ��) 1586966940.0
@TheSun Quarantine Quarantine Quarantine!! My single people you are safe!!— Malong wa Butsotso (@Malong wa Butsotso) 1587017540.0
@TheSun Your pants acts as a mask— Abdur Rahim T. (@Abdur Rahim T.) 1586965236.0
So, while the risk of flatulence-based transmission is low, it's definitely still a thing.
@TheSun Is this a wind up— Jimi Nicholls (@Jimi Nicholls) 1586965298.0
@TheSun Daft!— Colin Hopton-Pugh (@Colin Hopton-Pugh) 1586965564.0
@TheSun Now need gas masks— bod (@bod) 1586966209.0
@TheSun https://t.co/nH1Za1Q9Cg— Julesð��� (@Julesð���) 1586966255.0
@TheSun Your underwear is your mask. Feel safe.— ashley (@ashley) 1586967120.0
Those of you in lockdown with your spouses, you know who to blame if you fall ill.