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'Are there any plans for it in Australia?' The Project's Peter Helliar leaves his co-hosts in stitches as he discusses China's new anal swab coronavirus tests

By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 12:49 GMT, 27 January 2021 | Updated: 12:49 GMT, 27 January 2021

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The Project's Peter Helliar didn't hold back when he appeared on the Channel Ten show on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old host was interviewing Dr Paul Griffin, who is an expert in infectious diseases, about the coronavirus vaccine.

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Peter left his co-stars in stitches and completely gobsmacked when he asked about the new anal swab available in China.

'Are there any plans for it in Australia?' The Project's Peter Helliar (pictured) left his co-hosts in stitches as he discussed China's new anal swab coronavirus tests on Wednesday

'Are there any plans for it in Australia?' The Project's Peter Helliar (pictured) left his co-hosts in stitches as he discussed China's new anal swab coronavirus tests on Wednesday

While discussing the vaccine, he asked: 'Can I hug the person who gives me the vaccine? Can I hug somebody when I get home? Or do I need to wait for the finals in September before I start hugging strangers?'

'The simple answer there is it takes a few weeks to generate immunity,' Dr Griffin said.

'We don't yet know how much they block transmission, so it's probably better to avoid any interpersonal contact except with first-degree relatives, if you can.'  

Interview: The 45-year-old host was interviewing Dr Paul Griffin (pictured), who is an expert in infectious diseases, about the coronavirus vaccine when he asked about China's anal swab

Interview: The 45-year-old host was interviewing Dr Paul Griffin (pictured), who is an expert in infectious diseases,

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