Thursday, March 17, 2022

Waiting for a coronavirus test result

After my fifteen-year-old daughter Sara had covid in January, my seventeen-year-old daughter Luisa tested positive yesterday and is often short of breath. I was also unwell yesterday and had done a rapid test that was negative. But given my flu-like symptoms, I went to get a PCR test after Luisa received notice of her positive test. She had been tested on Tuesday morning and did not get the result until Wednesday afternoon; I was tested around 3 pm yesterday and told it could take up to 48 hours to get a result. The testing system in Basel is overwhelmed with people with symptoms and people exposed to those who have covid. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 17 March 2022)

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