Hundreds of millions of COVID tests have been done in the U.S. over the last year. Tests using the nasopharyngeal swab — the one that feels like it might scrape your brain — are considered the gold standard.
“Think about the millions who’ve been swabbed — you hear about everyone that has a bad experience,” says Andrew Lane, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center. “It’s extremely, extremely rare.
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