Does the Covid-19 Test Hurt? There’s Debate.

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Depending on who you ask, the Covid-19 test is either a little uncomfortable or very painful. This story looks at what might account for the differences in experiences. Personally, I don’t think the test hurts. It’s uncomfortable, but I wouldn’t describe the sensation as pain. Either way—it only lasts a few seconds. You got this!

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Alexandra Sifferlin
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that