Elderly Woman Grabs Stick, Beats Back Creepy COVID Tester


Not all heroes wear capes — and they don’t need to be young or strong, either.

In a viral video that’s been watched over 1.5 million times as of Wednesday morning, an elderly woman being forced to take a COVID swab test by an individual in a hazmat suit fights the health worker off with a stick.

While it’s unclear where and when the video was shot, the footage comes as a series of draconian lockdowns have been imposed in the Chinese city of Shanghai.

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Again, little is known about the provenance of the video. although one widely viewed version of it was posted by Twitter user @ileana_altman on Friday.

Actor James Woods also tweeted Ileana’s video, noting, “Heroes come in all sizes.”

Others praised the elderly woman:

The best information on who the woman was or where the video originated comes from Spanish news agency EFE, which confirmed the footage was from China.

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“The detection of just one case can lead to the forced confinement of hundreds of people in a single residential building. In other cases, shopping malls and schools have been forced into lockdown until all contacts have undergone a PCR test,” a March 29 EFE report read.

“While PCR tests are readily available in urban areas, in rural settings things get more complicated…


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