“China reportedly forced U.S. diplomats to use degrading anal swabs in order to test for COVID-19.
On February 17, the Washington Post wrote that U.S. officials ‘have complained about being subjected to anal swab tests for the coronavirus by Chinese authorities.’
This was followed up by VICE News, which reported recently that officials from the US. State Department, had been subject to China’s practice of using anal swabs as a means to supposedly test for COVID-19 upon arrival into the country.
China began using anal swabs to test for COVID-19 earlier this year, as the country’s officials claimed ‘the coronavirus survives longer in the anus or excrement’ than in samples ‘taken from upper body tracts.’
In a procedure that takes around 10 seconds, the swab is inserted about 1-2 inches into the rectum.”