A testing centre in Bejing, China
Where is everyone?
They’re all round the back.
China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV reported, with social media users and travellers squirming over the invasive procedure which doctors say can be more effective in detecting the virus.
Officials took anal swabs from residents of neighbourhoods with confirmed Covid-19 cases in Beijing last week, broadcaster CCTV said, while those in designated quarantine facilities have also undergone the test.
…The anal swabs method “can increase the detection rate of infected people” as traces of the virus linger longer in the anus than in the respiratory tract, Li Tongzeng, a senior doctor from Beijing’s Youan hospital, told CCTV
Alternatively, for a million big ones you can always come here.
Your choice, citizen.
China starts using anal swabs to test ‘high-risk’ people for Covid (The Guardian)
COVID Anal Swabs for Beijing Residents More Accurate, Says Chinese Expert (Newsweek)
The first-ever Irish Times colour supplement.
Produced by the paper’s Special Reports Department, edited by Niall Fallon.
To be auctioned at Adam’s on August 10:
This edition of the Irish Times Supplement magazine was in fact never circulated.
The interesting choice of a cover image of a photograph by Tom Lawlor of a supermarket in Cap d’Agde naturist resort in France clearly did not gain the approval of the Major Tom McDowell, the editor [Managing Director, actually] of the newspaper at the time of publication…
…It is understood that he ordered for the copies to be destroyed and the publication of the edition halted. The work of Niall Fallon’s department was never to see the light of day, with the Irish public spared from such indecency….
UPDATE: A male customer (at top), a Purdey-coiffed ladyperson or a fluid mix of both genders? [see comments]
The First Irish Times Colour Supplement (Invaluable)
This week’s The Limerick Leader
Don’t be ridiculous.
It’s Muckross Head, Co Donegal, yesterday afternoon. Context unknown.
Muff is at the other side of t’county entirely.
Pic by Una McIvor
Why Donegal? Facebook)
Thanks Fi from the Makers
Grafton Street, Dublin this afternoon.
Flame-grilled cheeky firestarter.
Thanks Stephen Devine
A sweet shop in Killarney, Co Kerry today.
Thanks Mark C