Now I concede the electric fan has no real effect in high humidity heat when you should really use use air conditioning.
But in the dry climate I live in an electric fan works nearly as well as swamp cooler.
The heat wave must have addled scientists’ brains. We need to cool down and our bodies don’t always keep us comfortable!
Certainly the fans can help purge hot air from the house at night. And you’d be stupid not to have a few bottles of drinking water by your bed in this kind of heat.