Chinese Doctors Say Swabbing a Person’s Anus Is More Effective Way of Testing For COVID-19
January 29, 2021 8:38AM EST
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’an 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.