Why Some People’s Covid-19 Tests Hurt More Than Others

Why Some People’s Covid-19 Tests Hurt More Than Others

It's about the elements

Why do some people characterize a test as unpleasant while others describe it as painful?

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On July 24, 2020, in Los Angeles, California, a health worker obtains a nasal swab sample at a Covid-19 testing site at St. John’s Healthy Child and Family Center. Picture courtesy of Getty Images/Valerie Macon

Since March, millions of Americans have undergone Covid-19 tests, and countless more will undoubtedly face long lines at testing centers. While there are various virus tests available, the most common…

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