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COVID-19 doesn't care. It doesn't care whether you're young and healthy, or that you washed your hands, stayed at home, and did everything right. It can still get you.

By now, the early signs are well-documented: a dry, hacking cough, a temperature, body chills, fatigue.

But when you suspect you have the coronavirus, even the process of getting tested is unpleasant. It involves someone in full protective gear sticking a swab very far up your nose.