A young lady, double vaccinated and completely asymptomatic, drops by the pharmacy for a rapid test. She explained that she has to look after an immunocompromised relative so she wanted to do the test as an added precaution. I completed the test and got this:
I advised her to get a confirmatory PCR and to isolate immediately.

But this situation made me question a lot of things.
What if this is a true positive? (Highly likely)
What if she never got tested and infected her relative?
Why the hell does she have to pay for the test?
Rapid tests have been around for over a year, why did they just get approval a few months ago?

Why aren't these tests being widely distributed by @ONThealth ?

Scientists like @michaelmina_lab have been howling about this for over a year and we're still not getting it!
One more thing, look at this tweet, now look at the date on your calendar. Now retweet if you don't want schools shutting down again.
I made a detailed formal proposal to both federal and provincial governments on how to roll out rapid tests across Canada last December.
I guess 55 slides were too much for them to read.
Update: patient lost her sense of taste and smell, and started coughing today.
Tell your government to wake up. #RapidTests work.

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