“There is nothing about this test that should intimidate people from not taking this test. It is fast, it is easy,” he said. “It is so fast and so easy that even a governor can take this test.” Cuomo then stood and introduced Dr. Elizabeth DuFort, decked in full personal protective equipment, including a gown, gloves and mask. DuFort put a long swab, known as a nasopharyngeal swab, deep into Cuomo’s nose for about five seconds. “That is the whole test. I’m not in pain. I’m not in discomfort,” he said afterward. “You don’t even have to be New York tough to take that test.” The swab is just the first part of the diagnostic PCR test, the most common and most accurate test for

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