Do Innerwear Now Need To Have Same Protective Factors As N95 Mask Since Flatulence Can Also Release Infectious Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Particles?
: A topic that everyone rather not talk about or are simply too shy to address but in reality, could be contributing to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is whether or not can flatulence or the act of releasing gases through the anal opening is actually able to cause the transmission and spread of SARS-CoV-2?
Already a past article published in the British Medical Journal stated that microbes could be passed through the act of flatulence.
Considering that the SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that is airborne and also is extremely miniscule in size with a diameter of between 50 to 140nm, it is easily able to pass through most of the materials or fabrics used in clothes and innerwear.
Numerous studies have already emerged validating not only that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect the gastrointestinal tract but can also exhibit viral persistence in the gastrointestinal tract. Studies and past COVID-19 News
reports have also confirmed that fecal samples can contain infectious samples of the SARS-CoV-2.
These days waste water samples are being used to monitor detection of COVID-19 onslaughts and to estimate levels of spread and transmissions and even to detect variants in circulation in specific geolocations simply due to the present of the virus in human waste.
Now considering that a typical human actually releases gases from their anal openings around 8 to 25 times a day and often individuals might not even be aware that their bodies are releasing these gases, it is little wonder th
at flatulence can be also a contributing factor to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Some individuals with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease
, and gastroparesis
can end up with excessive flatulence. You may also ‘pass wind’ more frequently if you eat certain foods.
Gas accumulation in the gastrointestinal tract occurs collects in two main ways:
-Swallowing air (aerophagia) while you eat or drink can cause oxygen and nitrogen to collect in the digestive tract.
-As your body breaks down food, gases like hydrogen, methane, and carbon dioxide collect in the digestive tract.
Either method can cause flatulence.
According to a study published in the Journal of Physiology, that involved measuring the volume of study participant’s gas releases, it was found that some gas releases could be about 375 milliliters or over 12.6 fluid ounces, which is slightly more than the contents of a beer can.
Such a volume of gas released is even much more than that from a cough or sneeze!
And while the clothes one has on might act as only a slight barrier, a lot of the virus particles will likely make it into the air and as the virus is airborne…we all knows what happens next.
Some studies have already indirectly validated that the SARS-CoV-2 could be passed through flatulence.
Of course, we will need more studies especially from experts in this area like Dr Yaneer Bar-Yam from the NECSI and others from his team there and also from the WHN and people like Dr Eric Ding Ling and the rest from the Zero-COVID initiatives.
When the same topic was raised in April 2020 by numerous media outlets about the possibility of flatulence being a contributing factor to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, many ‘experts’ scoffed at the possibility then and as usual fraudulent and ignorant fact-checkers dismissed the possibility as fake news without providing one single scientific proof that it was not possible!
Fasts forward in May 2023 where we now have lots of new data about the virus, it is time that more detailed studies are conducted in this area as I am very sure that the findings are going to be shocking!
In the meanwhile, it might make sense that with various SARS-CoV-2 variants and sub-lineages still emerging and threats from newer respiratory diseases involving viruses that can also infect the gastrointestinal tract and are also air borne like the H5N1 Avian flu virus, we start exploring the development of innerwear items that possess N95-like properties. We can even embed in small chips in the fabrics of these clothing items so that in the future for surveillance and public health safety purposes, we can have sensors that will detect if an individual entering a certain premise is wearing the correct protective inner wear when situations require extreme measures.
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