Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was tested for coronavirus antibodies over the vacation weekend at one of many newly-launched testing websites in her house district of Queens.
In a video uploaded by the Congresswoman to Twitter Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) could possibly be seen saying “There we go, simple peasy, that was simple,” as she had her blood drawn by a well being care skilled.
After the check was accomplished, the nurse advised AOC that she ought to anticipate to obtain a name in 5 days along with her outcomes.
The Democratic socialist wrote in a tweet accompanying the video that she obtained her check on the First Baptist Church in Flushing, Queens, which is positioned in her district.
“Do you know? There are 2 varieties of COVID checks! The nasal swab checks in case you have COVID now. Antibody blood checks examine when you already had COVID, even w/ few or no signs,” the New York Democrat tweeted, “I bought my antibody check at the moment at First Baptist in Queens w/ our wonderful nurses. You will get one too!”
Final week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a brand new effort to carry down the excessive Covid-19 an infection charges in low-income and minority communities in New York Metropolis. The hassle included the institution of 28 extra testing websites at church buildings and community-based suppliers.
The transfer got here as an final result of New York state’s antibody testing survey, which confirmed these populations in the town dealing with the next fee of an infection than that of the town’s general inhabitants.
AOC is the second main New York lawmaker to take one of many coronavirus checks whereas on digicam.
Earlier this month, Cuomo was tested for the coronavirus throughout a press briefing in order to advertise extra widespread screening in the state.
“It’s so quick and simple that even a governor can take this check,” Cuomo advised reporters in Albany, earlier than rising from his seat to greet a PPE-clad physician.
The governor hammed it up because the physician produced a swab and instructed him to shut his eyes.
The physician defined that the check could cause some folks to tear up, as she inserted the swab into the governor’s nostril for a couple of seconds.
The check later got here again adverse.