How important is testing for Covid, anyways? I think you’d be forgiven for missing why this pandemic is the only one we’ve ever had such a prolific testing campaign for. What makes testing for this coronavirus so important is the fact that it spends at least some time being infectious while not showing any symptoms. Some people go through the entire course of the disease without so much as coughing once. It’s incredibly important to find those people who are infected but don’t know it, and trace anyone who those people have been in contact with over the last two weeks to stop an outbreak fast. Take the case of the CHSLD d’Youville last week. As fast as that outbreak was noticed, everyone at risk was tested and the virus wasn’t able to spread any further. If you think you might be sick, get tested!
By Matthew Sylvester