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Can Window Fans Spread Coronavirus? (VIDEO)

Can Window Fans Spread Coronavirus? (VIDEO)

In our series “What’s the Risk?” experts weigh in on what risks different scenarios pose for transmitting COVID-19.

When it comes to getting sick with COVID-19, you might be thinking about this, and we have too. Joe Plaia asks:

“Can window fans spread coronavirus? If they can, what’s the risk?”

We asked the experts: Dr. Irfan N. Hafiz, an infectious disease physician and Northwest Region chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine; Katie Cary, vice president of infection prevention for HCA Continental Division; and Dr. Jasmine Marcelin, an infectious disease specialist at Nebraska Medicine.

Their take: Contracting COVID-19 from a window fan is low risk. 

“Having your windows open is not risky at all. It’s good to get fresh air. It’s good to be able to get outside. I definitely would not say you should not have a fan,” Cary said.

“There’s not a lot of evidence that transmission occurs that

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YouTube thrives as a window for the isolated

YouTube thrives as a window for the isolated

Tyler Hoover is known for buying the least expensive versions of some of the world’s most exclusive cars. His used “hooptie fleet” includes a modern Rolls-Royce, an orange Lamborghini and a six-figure BMW that has been reduced to near-junkyard status by an engine part about the size of a fingertip.

His attempts at reviving neglected chariots on the cheap are riveting for his nearly 1 million YouTube subscribers. So when self-isolation started for much of the country in mid-March, his “Hoovies Garage” channel, like those of many video creators, saw an increase in viewership.

“We are doing better with the captive audience,” Hoover, 32, said by email from his home in Wichita, Kansas.

Image: Tyler Hoover (Tyler Hoover)
Image: Tyler Hoover (Tyler Hoover)

Other creators agree: Lockdowns have created a boom time for online content.

YouTube says its data show more than 500 percent increases in views on March 15, compared to the daily average

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Spanish couple hold wedding from their window to beat coronavirus lockdown

Spanish couple hold wedding from their window to beat coronavirus lockdown

Nearly a year of planning had gone into the day: fresh flowers filled the venue, name cards sat at each of the 190 place settings and the final nips and tucks had been sewn into the bridal gown.

Related: Coronavirus: the week the world shut down

What Alba Díaz and Daniel Camino hadn’t anticipated, however, was that their wedding would instead be forced into the confines of Spain’s near-total lockdown, with the bride and groom shouting “I do” as they leaned out of their apartment window, neighbours cheering them on.

The improvised ceremony was a bright moment in an otherwise grim week across Spain and around the world. Coronavirus has tightened its grip on Spain, claiming more than 1,000 lives and sending the number of confirmed cases rocketing to nearly 20,000.

Last week, as they watched the number of Spanish cases climb, Díaz and Camino wrestled with the decision of

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