Researchers in China say they’ve come up with a more accurate COVID-19 testing method – using an anal swab.
Li Tongzeng, deputy director of infectious disease at Beijing You’re Hospital, says studies indicate COVID lives longer in a person’s anus than in other parts of the body. Therefore, swabbing a person’s back door would provide more reliable results, Tongzeng says.
China rolls out anal swab coronavirus tests, saying it’s more accurate than throat method https://t.co/TZoA17mgbM
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Which is better: having your anus swabbed, or getting a swab shoved up your nose?