Why the CDC is inviting travelers from China to swab their noses at LAX – Los Angeles Times

With smiles evident behind face masks and thank-you gifts in hand, these sentinels in plain black scrubs are tasked with seeking volunteers whose flights originated in China who are willing to swab their noses to support the search for new viral variants. Those who agree will receive a free take-home COVID-19 test as a token of America’s appreciation.

While new to LAX, the CDC program already operates in international airports in San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Newark, N.J., Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. Over the past 15 months, it has persuaded about 80,000 travelers from every corner of the world to participate.

 

Source: Why the CDC is inviting travelers from China to swab their noses at LAX – Los Angeles Times