We’re slipping off the tracks with COVID.

We’ve reached the point that an obvious, relatively mild head cold that peters away over a weekend can keep a child out of school for days.  Testing sites in Rhode Island are saying it can take up to 72 hours to get results from COVID tests.  Pharmacies are a day out for appointments, with who-knows-how-long to get results after that.

All of this, by the way, filters down not only from the requirement to be tested, but also that the test must be the most-sensitive PCR variety.  For the purposes of testing a child with symptoms to see whether COVID is the cause, the at-home tests should be more than adequate.

But we’re being ruled by a self-aggrandized bureaucracy, which doesn’t care about balancing needs and interests.

How much longer are we going to tolerate this?

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