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China Promises to Stop Giving Anal Swab Covid Tests to US Diplomats

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; Following a complaint from the US State Department, China has promised to stop shoving swabs up the rectums of US diplomats.

China Gave US Diplomats Anal COVID Tests ‘In Error,’ American Officials Say

The U.S. State Department says it is committed to preserving the “dignity” of American diplomats.

VZ By Viola Zhou 25.2.21

The Chinese government has promised to stop using anal swabs on American diplomats to test for COVID-19 after Washington complained that the practice was undignified, the U.S. State Department said.

“The State Department never agreed to this kind of testing and protested directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when we learned that some staff were subject to it,” a State Department spokesperson told VICE World News on Wednesday.

The spokesperson said Beijing had assured Washington that the test was given “in error” and that diplomatic personnel were exempt from the test, which was mandatory for incoming travelers in some parts of China.

“We have instructed staff to decline this test if it is asked of them, as was done in the past.”

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In January WUWT reported the excited Chinese announcement that anal swabs were a more reliable way of testing for Covid than the scratchy thing up your nose, but I didn’t expect China to roll out the new test this quickly.

If China thought inflicting this test on US diplomats was OK, I’m guessing many tourists or business people visiting China in the near future are going to have an unexpected new experience.

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February 25, 2021 10:19 pm

Communists would say they know how to make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Rory Forbes
February 25, 2021 10:36 pm

Well, O’Biden will not be pleased to hear that. Heavens, The Chinese are an ancient culture with a renowned knowledge of medicine. Angering them or causing loss of face could possibly affect his family business adversely

“The Spice must flow … “

Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 26, 2021 9:51 am

Per Biden:

It’s a cultural thing … you wouldn’t understand.

February 25, 2021 10:57 pm

“If China thought inflicting this test on US diplomats was OK, I’m guessing many tourists or business people visiting China in the near future are going to have an unexpected new experience.”

Not at all. This action has one purpose, and one purpose only. This is to humiliate and degredate the US diplomatic corps. They want to see what it takes for us to submit. Apparently not much. If they can do this to those with diplomatic credentials, they got their measure of the new administration.

On the other hand, they would not want to interfere with business people or tourists. Both groups bring in hard currency.
The new US administration needed to be tested. The measure has been taken.

Reply to  TonyL
February 26, 2021 6:51 am


Alexy Scherbakoff
February 25, 2021 10:58 pm

There’s gotta be a joke in there somewhere. I’m too busy laughing to think of one at the moment. Maybe later.

Brian Jackson
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
February 26, 2021 1:05 am
I’m checking my diary.
It’s not April 1st is it???

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
February 26, 2021 4:58 am

Here’s one: Hey, diplomat, how was having a sexual experience with an adult for a change?

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
February 26, 2021 5:26 am

What’s the difference between a nasal and an anal swab?
The taste.

Hokey Schtick
February 25, 2021 11:17 pm

Ok, I’m game. This is how they treat the world, shoving it right up the a**.

John Doran
February 26, 2021 12:47 am

They’re just double checking that US diplomats are full of **it.

Duke C.
February 26, 2021 12:49 am

Can reality get any more bizarre?

February 26, 2021 12:49 am

Wait! If there are dangerous corona virii lurking behind the anal sphincter, shouldn’t everyone wear diapers in public to prevent them from being expelled during flatulence?

andy in epsom
Reply to  Doonman
February 26, 2021 1:53 am

Please don’t say things like this. In the UK people are so brainwashed that they will believe you. Maybe I should buy shares in whoever makes pampers adult nappies as their sale will rocket and definnitely n ot take a dump!!

Reply to  Doonman
February 26, 2021 4:40 am

oh you just HAD to mention that
ABC aus got a Q on farts and covid a while back
..just going to go hunt the reply for you

Rod Evans
February 26, 2021 12:51 am

Every now and again a story gets into the public domain that is just plain funny.
Only in a country with complete contempt for human rights and dignity, would such an ass-ault of human dignity even be considered sane.
The only pity is they abandoned the practice before Kerry had been checked out. They would have had no problem finding the target to swab, if he had gone to visit.

Reply to  Rod Evans
February 26, 2021 2:45 am

“They would have had no problem finding the target to swab, if he had gone to visit.”


Actually, they wouldn’t know which end to do the test !

Reply to  Rod Evans
February 26, 2021 3:52 am

They’d have to remove his head first.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Rod Evans
February 26, 2021 2:40 pm

The man is a complete ass.
They could have smeared it anyplace on him.

Ron Long
February 26, 2021 1:55 am

China is All-in on controlling the world. They will push against the other super powers any way they can. The wildcard here is how long Russia remains only an amused spectator. If you haven’t read the Tom Clancy book “The Bear and the Dragon” you might try it on your next pandemic quarantine.

Reply to  Ron Long
February 26, 2021 7:30 am

Tom Clancy is known for his accuracy.

The book was published in 2000. At this point I’m not sure China would be interested in invading Russia for its oil. That said, China will pressure other countries in any way it can for a variety of reasons.

President Biden appears to understand the China problem. example Will American policy cause enough pressure on China that it will do something rash? If so, what? (My crystal ball is in the shop for repairs so don’t ask me.)

Komerade Cube
Reply to  commieBob
February 26, 2021 8:07 am

President Biden IS the China problem.

Reply to  Komerade Cube
February 26, 2021 8:23 am

I’m prepared to believe anything bad about Biden. That said, he has signed at least one executive order aimed at steering the military supply chain away from China and bringing strategic manufacturing back to America. We’ll see if he follows through.

Reply to  commieBob
February 26, 2021 1:07 pm

and unicorns will fly out of my butt right past that swab…

Reply to  Dmacleo
February 26, 2021 4:14 pm

Dude, those horns are pointy.

Reply to  commieBob
February 26, 2021 9:50 pm

Quote “President Biden appears to understand the China problem.”
Are you sure because I think his son is part of the problem.
In forty odd years he hasn’t done a bloody useful thing in his life.
I want to know who his puppeteer is.

Alexy Scherbakoff
February 26, 2021 1:59 am

Just heard from a friend in Spain that in the province of Galicia they do anal swabs on everyone. Be prepared

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
February 26, 2021 2:31 am

Where i live the people secretly like the masks and social distancing, it makes them feel like they are contributing to a cause or something, and they are exceptionally compliant with our rediculous Covid laws. They behave like empty headed sheep.

If anal swabs were imposed as another covid requirement, they would happily comply.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Klem
February 26, 2021 2:41 am

When I was an infant I came to Australia on my mother’s passport. They said, referring to me, “this person is an alien”. I tend to agree with them.

February 26, 2021 2:47 am

Trouble is, most politicians are totally used to it.

February 26, 2021 3:07 am

China To Overtake U.S. As World’s Biggest Asshole

WASHINGTON—According to a new report released Monday by a panel of top economists and social scientists, the People’s Republic of China will overtake the United States as the world’s dominant asshole by the year 2020.

February 26, 2021 3:37 am

They did wait until after Trump left office.

February 26, 2021 4:38 am

I thought that the Covid Anal test was being reserved by the Biden administration for Trump supporters.

Giordano Milton
February 26, 2021 4:52 am

Yet another good reason not to go to China

John Tillman
February 26, 2021 5:38 am

Recta figure in the history of science. “Rectum” means “straight” in Latin, which in humans is a misnomer. Human recta are curved.

Second century AD Greek physician Galen of Pergamon, Asia Minor, doctor to gladiators and emperors, was not allowed to dissect dead people, but he could vivisect animals. He started with monkeys, but their facial expressions while being cut up alive were too human-like, so he switched to pigs. Like most mammals, monkeys and pigs have straight recta, so Galen assumed that people do too. His Greek for “straight gut” was translated into Latin as “intestinum rectum”.

For over 1300 years, the authority of Galen held sway, until anatomists were able to dissect cadavers. In 1543, the same year in which Copernicus finally published, Vesalius showed that the human rectum is curved, among other ways in which Galen was wrong, due to reliance on nonhuman animal anatomy.

Our recta may be curved thanks to bipedal walking.

AD 1543 marks the start of the Scientific Revolution, when ancient authority, whether of the Bible or Greek philosophers, began to be replaced by observation, experiment and the test of hypotheses. This scientific method is now under attack.

Galen’s life was in danger in Rome from other physicians who relied upon divination to treat patients rather than the rational methods of diagnosis and prognosis (Greek words) he practiced. He moved to Sicily.

John Tillman
Reply to  John Tillman
February 26, 2021 11:00 am

His imperial patients were Marcus Aurelius, the latter’s evil son Commodus (assassinated on New Year’s Eve AD 192), the victor in the Year of Five Emperors (AD 193), Septimius Severus and the latter’s son Caracalla (who murdered his younger brother and co-emperor Geta). .On 31 December 192, Commodus’ wife Marcia, fearing for her own life, poisoned his food, but the emperor vomited it up. Then her co-conspirators sent Commodus’ wrestling trainer Narcissus to strangle him in his bath. Four claimants to the throne were killed during the following year.

In “Gladiator”, philosopher-emperor Marcus was played by Richard Harris and bad son Commodus by Joaquin Phoenix. The real Commodus killed his elder sister Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) for plotting to murder him.

Gelan’s description of the devastating Antonine Plague (AD 165-180) allow it to be indentified as caused by smallpox. It’s also known as the Plague of Galen.

Septimius Severus was born in North Africa. He banned women from gladiatoral combat in AD 200. Not sure about fighting wild beasts. Commodus was keen on shooting animals in the arena during the morning, before his gladiator fights in the afternoon, which he always won. What little Galen was able to learn directly about internal human anatomy came from treating gladiators’ wounds.

Reply to  John Tillman
February 26, 2021 10:07 pm

Speaking of that there was a Hungarian Doctor who ended up practising in Vienna in about the 1600’s.
He found that a doctor should not go from the autopsy room to the delivery room without disinfecting their hands. Woman were almost better off giving birth in the gutter than a so called hospital.
Well forty years later it was actually a French doctor that got the credit for that discovery which seems so obvious to us now.
Ever since reading about that I have been very weary of accepting things at face value.

John Tillman
Reply to  mikebartnz
February 27, 2021 9:07 am

In the 1800s, not 1600s, but apparently you knew that, given your reference to Pasteur. But it wasn’t 40 years. Semmelweis started promoting washing hands with chlorinated lime water in 1847. Pasteur formally demonstrated experimentally the germ theory of disease from 1860 to 1864, but had advocated it earlier. He was only four years younger than Semmelweis, who tragically died early, effectively murdered brutally.

February 26, 2021 6:01 am

I think this should also be required of all Biden nominees in the confirmation process.

Jon-Anders Grannes
February 26, 2021 6:03 am

China will be on Trump`s list of shit hole countries?

william matlack
February 26, 2021 6:09 am

Can Canadian diplomats get in on this? Ithink Justin Turdeau would enjoy the experience.

Reply to  william matlack
February 26, 2021 12:12 pm

But he’d get mad that he could only get in line once.

Reply to  Ian Random
February 26, 2021 3:19 pm

tech: didn’t I already swab you?
JT: No, no swab away … hurry up about too.

tech: now I sure I recognize you … you got back line again.
JT No, no, that was probably my brother. He was here earlier.

new tech: I was warned about … you came earlier, then you just waited for shift change and got back line … you came earlier.
JT: No, no no, I would have remembered doing that. Trust me, swab away, I haven’t come yet.

Bruce Cobb
February 26, 2021 7:42 am

When asked what he thought of them, Cleveland reportedly said “Oh, that’s just nasty!”

Douglas Bottom
February 26, 2021 7:56 am

This is satire correct?

Mark Lee
February 26, 2021 7:59 am

This was a strategy to humiliate the US Government. Shove swabs up their butts to test for Covid, then apologize for it later. After it had been done. Is their anything more humiliating than having someone stick something up your butt against your will? Well played China. We should have refused from the very beginning.

Citizen Smith
Reply to  Mark Lee
February 26, 2021 8:24 am

Mark – Yes, a strategy to humiliate and at the same time, to test the fresh new Biden diplomats on their willingness and even eagerness to cooperate.

Bill Rocks
February 26, 2021 8:56 am

I wonder what was on the swabs.

February 26, 2021 8:58 am

I guess this means you can pass on the WuFlu by farting as well as by breathing.

Reply to  Fran
February 26, 2021 10:18 am

In fact, inside medical centers with infected patients, they discovered viable viruses in and around the toilet, not near the beds. Fecal transmission is the likely asymptomatic transmission mode. Coughing and sneezing are the likely symptomatic transmission modes.

John Tillman
Reply to  n.n
February 26, 2021 11:16 am

Sewage samples find WuWHOFlu RNA, but not infective virions. Which doesn’t mean that there aren’t any.

Reply to  n.n
February 26, 2021 1:40 pm


First thought come to mind is to swab a test case with live virus in their ass. If it causes none of the standard lung symptoms which seems to be the killer then a butt dose would be better than a vaccine as the test subject could gain natural immunity without the risk of lung infection.

But all the ass kissers and butt sniffers would get sick and die. What’s wrong with that?

Kevin R.
Reply to  Fran
February 26, 2021 12:41 pm


February 26, 2021 9:35 am

It makes you wonder what they do to Australian diplomats.

February 26, 2021 10:12 am

In ancient times… in modern times, they sodomize their enemy to humiliate them. In ancient times… in modern times, they sodomize boys and girls to force them to kneel.

February 26, 2021 10:13 am

Have you consumed any imported seafood lately?

Do you have any fruits or vegetables with you? No, I don’t mean Mr. Kerry.

February 26, 2021 1:05 pm

I’m torn.

MANY federal employees really need swabbing like this…


Xinnie the Pooh
February 26, 2021 4:13 pm

War will start within 6 months. If our plans succeed

Xinnie the Pooh
February 26, 2021 4:14 pm

Madagascar rejected every vaccine and will cure COVID with an herbal anti-malarial

February 26, 2021 7:48 pm

Another tale from the Dark side ,” When tails are swabbed by the ChiCom mob “

February 26, 2021 7:58 pm

Chinese will return to pulling out fingernails or water drops on foreheads as their favorite torture techniques after this official US diplomatic complaint.

February 26, 2021 9:25 pm

When this showed up in my email program it was abbreviated and said “China promises to stop giving anal”.
I thought what have China been up to now?
If it happens to be a more reliable test what is the problem. A little less invasive than after a PSA blood test I don’t think so.

Last edited 1 year ago by mikebartnz
michael hart
February 27, 2021 12:05 am

Sounds like an episode of South Park.
Well, I guess if the Chinese aren’t enforcing the anal probe policy (hereinafter known as the APP), then it indicates that they probably aren’t aliens.

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