This is very interesting to me, and I really do want to hear your thoughts on it.
At this point in time, when we have any kind of respiratory thing going on, our thoughts naturally go to: 'What if this is covid?' We think it is important to err on the side of caution. We don't isolate, like in the bad old days, but we stay away from people. Tim stays home from church. We may take a quick run to the store, but we go early in the morning, and we wear masks.
Sometimes whatever is going on is severe, or we've got some special thing going on, we'll pick up a home test. If the symptoms warrant, we go to a walk in clinic, not only to be tested, but to get a medical opinion on whether we are seriously ill or not.
It is a crazy time.
But now there is me. I have been exposed to covid. I am showing very mild symptoms. William has spent more time that usual here last week, and he is sick too. His mother took him to the clinic where they tested him. He is negative for covid, positive for the Flu-type A.
Now, I was a little surprised when some of you suggested being tested. It had not even crossed my mind because 1) I am already taking covid precautions 2) I am not really sick sick, just mildly achey, sore throat, snuffly. No fever, although sometimes I get chills at night.
My question is two fold: 'Would you test? Why?
It certainly isn't a problem to pick up a home test. We don't keep them here. Perhaps we should.