So imagine this: you wake up one morning and you feel a slight sore throat. OK, no problem, you've been sick before. Let the team know you'll be working from home, and drink lots of fluids. "Hope you get well soon!" coworkers cheerfully reply to your email.
The next day lymph nodes swell up. A small fever starts. You Uber to the urgent care clinic and they administer a flu swab. Negative. Then comes a strep rapid swab. The nurse shoves a long cotton swab into your throat and moves it around. You push her hand away reflexively because DUDE I almost just threw up all over your face!