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)
Cork’s bog-biting rodent.
A vital superstar!
Deasúin MacBroin tweetz:
Tomorrow in the Cork Evening Echo – Cork’s new global celebrity.
Previously: Squealy Bum Time
Homeowners have been advised to watch their backsides during floods after a man in the Midleton area was bitten by a rat while sitting on the toilet.
…Yesterday, Councillor Noel Collins reported the incident to Cork County Council during a Southern Area Meeting, after asking them to investigate the possibility of flushing rat poison through the sewer system.
Cllr Collins added: “I would advise homeowners to keep their toilet seats down when not in use, and to watch their posteriors.”
Mind your bum… after rat bite on loo (Evening Echo, David Linnane)
Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Gordon Hunt writes:
Decent sponsors, in fairness
…and on Fitzwilliam Street [Dublin 2] this afternoon.
Thanks Ronan Flanagan