Erykah Badu Tests Positive For Covid In Her Left Nostril And Negative In Right Nostril!, By Victor Omondi, Posted November 23rd 2020

While a swab test from Erykah Badu’s left nostril turned out positive, a swab taken from her right nostril tested negative for Coronavirus. Following the conflicting results, the 49-year-old singer announced on Friday that she would be taking her third Covid-19 test in 24 hours.

“No symptoms. Was tested for COVID. Same machine. Left nostril positive. Right nostril negative,” Badu wrote on Twitter on a light note. “Maybe they need to call Swiss [sic] Beats so they can do a versus between them.”

“We have to take those routine COVID tests to work on set,” she added in another post.

Owing to the varying test results, Badu had to take a third test, which was carried out at her home.

“This is my third rapid test in 24 hours,” she said in another tweet alongside a video that showed her waiting for her test results.

“I’m at home. I’m doing a home COVID test. It is now Nov. 13, 2020 AD — AC, after corona,” Badu joked in the video, adding that despite trying to keep it light, she was really scared.

She said that in case it turns out that she has the virus, she’d have to shut down all her shows and go into quarantine. Luckily for her, the third test turned out negative and she breathed a sigh of relief.

Badu isn’t the only one who got varying results for her Covid-19 tests. On Friday, Elon Musk also tweeted about his conflicting results after several tests for the virus.

“Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive,” he wrote. “Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.”

According to the FDA, depending on the type of Coronavirus testing available to you, it’s advisable to take an additional test to ensure accuracy. Unlike molecular tests that take about a week to get results but are typically highly accurate, antigen tests that yield results within minutes may require additional testing.

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