How exactly can sum a method detect a respiratory disease?
Headlines don’t get much stranger than this. Select Chinese cities are purportedly using anal swabs to test for COVID 19.
China state -run news outlet Global Times reports:
News of the use of anal swabs for COVID-19 testing has startled Chinese netizens. The method is more accurate than nose and throat swabs, albeit awkward for recipients. Yet the Global Times learned that anal swabs are not feasible for mass testing and the method is only used in certain Chinese cities, such as Beijing and Qingdao, among certain high-risk groups, such as overseas arrivals.
“You take off your pants, lie on the bed, and then you feel the cotton swabs inserted into your anus twice and turned a few times, which takes about 10 seconds each time,” was how one person who took the test described the “awkward” experience to the Beijing News.
But the method has only been used on a few key groups.
Imagine showing up at the airport and being required to “bend over” in order to board your flight, simply because the likes of Dr. Fauci swear to the accuracy of such testing.