To rapid test your child, or not, that is the question some ask as school resumes – CBC

Students go back to class today, with no COVID-19 isolation mandates or other measures, such as masking

Sep 06, 2022

Johnny has the sniffles. What should you do?

Some New Brunswickers are starting to question whether it’s worth the rigmarole of scheduling an appointment to pick up a COVID-19 rapid test and test their children, or themselves — especially with school about to start, no isolation rules in place, and the sniffles so common among kids.

Is there a way to distinguish between COVID and a cold without testing?

Do you need to rapid test every time?

When and why?

Dr. Michael Simon, a family doctor in Saint John, says there are no easy answers.

There are some symptoms, such as a dry cough, which tend to be more associated with COVID, and others, such as a productive cough, which tend to be more associated with viral infections.

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