Dr Norman Swan's advice on whether farts spread coronavirus goes global

The Late Show in the US reported on his advice that a pants-on, socially distanced policy on breaking wind should be followed

ABC broadcaster Dr Norman Swan is familiar to most Australians through his daily COVID-19 updates, but he’s now achieved fame in the US, thanks to his advice on the safety of bare-bottomed farts.

Dr Norman Swan.

Dr Swan’s gravely delivered opinion of “no bare-bottom farting” came during an episode of his highly regarded daily podcast Coronacast.

He was addressing an audience