As you chomp on your cornflakes, there may be a silver lining to this COVID outbreak. Changing your microbiota has become a cottage industry, whereby you eat people’s SH1-juice so that you change your microbiota. Now that we know that COVID hangs around in peoples Poo for some time, suggests that it could put people off throwing money at a colonic irrigation and an SH1 shake.
It is all going to need to be tested
Screening faecal microbiota transplant donors for SARS-CoV-2 by molecular testing of stool is the safest way forward. Green CA, Quraishi MN, Shabir S, Sharma N, Hansen R, Gaya DR, Hart AL, Loman NJ, Iqbal TH. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Mar 30. pii: S2468-1253(20)30089-3.