I haven’t gotten anyone riled up this week, so maybe I need to invigorate the audience…
My husband had relatives come into town this week. They flew in a plane, spent a week in NYC, and stayed in a hotel.
We had dinner plans to see them. Outdoor dining
They asked for us to take a COVID test before we saw them.
Mind you, they were not taking a COVID test before they saw us, nor did we even consider asking them to take a test.
My husband thought about the request, and stated that we would not go to a testing center- if they wanted us to test, we would self test. (my husband got charged a 500$ office visit when he took a test back in January- he was certainly not paying that again, especially as he felt 100% fine)
His aunt agreed.
So yesterday, I got out a self test to test my husband. We figured we would do one test at a time: if my husband had tested positive, my test would be moot, and why waste tests if we didn’t have to. Also- I know me- I would obsess that I mixed up his test and mine…
So my husband takes the test. 15 minutes. Negative. As expected.
As I’m about to prep my test materials, my Husband gets a call from his Aunt. Apparently his uncle is not feeling well. We cancel the dinner plans.
Here are the talking points for today:
- If you are not immuno compromised, and are seeing people in a public setting, would you ask your companions to test?
- Is it fair to ask someone else to test if you haven’t tested yourself?
- What do you think the “rules” are regarding testing?
- Should we accept home tests without scrutiny?