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If Covid is hovering in the air, might not fans spin and spread the viruses around some more? Blowback?

Blowback!? Good point. Have we not endured months of wet hands due to potential bathroom air dryer blowback? Or was it just a cover for a wee bit more of the ol' setsuden?

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Crybabies anti-fan everywhere !!!..

LOOOOOOL !!..

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Agree with Patricia. People are ridiculous with their AC.

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+My fans are going full on. It's 30 inside my place. No need for aircon and contributing to TEPCO yet.

Fans rule.

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hmmm blowing hot air into your face doesn't seem to make sense when your outside in the heat.

Yes it does, if you know how fans work.

 The one on my desk is making me 'feel' cooler. State of mind. Like the wind chimes.  

No, the one on your desk does help cool you. A wind-chime is purely psychological (although can't say wind-chimes have that effect on me).

Good observation, Matt. Sort of like the placebo effect 

It is not a pacebo effect, it is an actual effect.

Come on guys, have you never thought why fans help you feel cooler? Do you know why computers have fans in them to cool them down? It's exactly the same principle.

When it's hot and the air is not moving, the air immediately close to your skin begins to heat up to your body temperature of c.37C. This limits your body's attempts to radiate heat because of the low differential between the temperatures.

A fan displaces that air with cooler air (air is typically lower than 37C), which allows your body to better radiate heat and cool down.

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passing them in tear fluid through the sinuses past the uvula and into the pulmonary tree, or even possibly begin an infection in the tracheal or sinus capillaries passing to the lungs through the circulation.

My God, guys.

Do you recognize how ultraparanoid you already are according the Virus?

I mean every morning I leave my house, a meteor far from the universe can fall on earth and hit me on the head.

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@Matt

The movement of air, no matter how hot it is, feels cooling. Battery hand fans are everywhere. The one on my desk is making me 'feel' cooler. State of mind. Like the wind chimes. That sound suggests a cooling breeze and subconsciously we are refreshed!

Good observation, Matt. Sort of like the placebo effect which so much of American Medicine depends on for its outrageous profits. Take a pill and we don't 'feel' so sick anymore except when the pill makes us even sicker.

And u_s__reamer: Another good observation. This could make one's eyes more vulnerable to adsorbing viruses and passing them in tear fluid through the sinuses past the uvula and into the pulmonary tree, or even possibly begin an infection in the tracheal or sinus capillaries passing to the lungs through the circulation.

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Just drink enough water and ice cold beer, than an electric fan is not needed.

Water is fine but, maybe drinking beer in this weather might lead to dehydration?

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Wearing a mask properly? Check.

Mask matching with outfit? Bonus points!

10/10, wouldn't change anything. With the ponytail, clearly this woman had comfort first in mind. A comment suggested ice cold beer, but you can't beer and mask at the same time.

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If Covid is hovering in the air, might not fans spin and spread the viruses around some more? Blowback? Just wondering...

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I love the hot and humid summer in Tokyo.

Just drink enough water and ice cold beer, than an electric fan is not needed.

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Doing her bit for the planet.

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Paper fans have been doing the same thing for ages. 

The movement of air, no matter how hot it is, feels cooling.  Battery hand fans are everywhere.  The one on my desk is making me 'feel' cooler.  State of mind.  Like the wind chimes.  That sound suggests a cooling breeze and subconsciously we are refreshed!

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hmmm blowing hot air into your face doesn't seem to make sense when your outside in the heat. Another gadget on the market trying to make bank from covid-19 monger.

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