Testing, 1, 2, 3, …

I’m on vacation through the end of the year, but yesterday, I received a call for work telling me that I was part of group who had been exposed to Covid and that I should get tested. Oh, and fill out this spreadsheet of everyone you’ve been in contact with at work.

As so, yesterday afternoon was spent in search of Covid testing, and there was none to be found. At every facility within an hour’s drive, either all the appointments were booked or they were out of test kits. After several hours on the Internet and on the road, I gave up for the day.

Then, the phone rang. It was a call telling me that the date of the exposure was so long ago I didn’t need to be tested now.

My birthday is New Year’s Eve, and I’m going to keep the party going to midnight—not to see in the new year but to make sure 2021 leaves.

2 thoughts on “Testing, 1, 2, 3, …


  1. I have heard that many covid tests are useless both with false positives and false negatives. And that the testing window is brief. You test negative yesterday and get symptoms today, or vice versa.

    I think it might have been the decent thing to do to notify any close contacts, especially those at high risk, but the tests aren’t going to help much unless you want to get Ivermectin early.

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