Why is the coronavirus test so painful and invasive?

Woman films ‘unbelievably painful’ coronavirus test

Mollie Mansfield
The Sun

A WOMAN has filmed herself having the “unbelievably painful” coronavirus test – but says the feeling is “nothing like what could happen to you”.

The Florida patient also described the test as feeling like “they rip your membrane” before tweeting that this isn’t the worst part – it’s “dying alone”.

The woman said the feeling of the test is ‘nothing like what could happen to you’Credit: Twitter

In the video that the unnamed patient uploaded to social media, she is heard exclaiming “son of a gun” before grabbing her nose and saying “I will survive”.

She also says “I think you took half of my brain with you” before wiping her nostril with a tissue.

After the excruciating test, the patient took to Twitter to tell people that her test results came back as negative, and that she had the test of a precautionary measure.

She went on to say: “The worst part is not the test guys, the worst part is dying alone.”

The patient said “I think you took half of my brain with you” before wiping her nostril with a tissue.
Credit: Twitter

The woman, originally from Panama, said that she posted the test to ‘let people know how serious it is’ and warns people to stay at home.

The video emerged just days after President Donald Trump unveiled a new rapid COVID-19 test kit.

On Monday, Trump revealed the new Abbott’s ID NOW COVID-19 test, which can deliver positive results in as quickly as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes, according to the company’s website.

“Today we reached a historic milestone in our war against the coronavirus,” Trump said.

“Over one million Americans have been tested – more than any other country by far. Not even close.”

The current amount of confirmed cases in the US is 215,344.

The virus death toll in the country stands at 5,112, but at least 8,878 have recovered.


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