Still wondering what the point of testing is? I mean, other than keeping the positive counts in each county high, what's the reason? There are reports of false positives everywhere. You don't even get info on vitamin intake, what to do if serious symptoms creep up, much less a care package to help you get better. So what Is the point?
If you are sick with fever, stay home. Doesn't matter if it's the C, the flu, strep throat or anything else. Go see your doc so he or she can determine your prognosis and whether you need antibiotics or not.
My daughter, who lives with us, does do rapid testing from time to time. Just to make sure it is safe to be around us. The one time she did test positive, she followed up with a dr visit, positive again, then got antibody treatment. She stayed upstairs away from us for a full 7 days, even though she had been told she would be safe after 5.
I have not felt the need to know, and I sure don't want to wait in lines or groups with possibly sick people just because I am curious.
When I got to PT the other day, my temp was 101.9, which is really high for me. I had been running like crazy all day, so the kept checking it for several minutes. When it hit 99.9, it was decided I was declared "healed," and started the day's plan.
I'm pretty sure I have it. Something is wrong, I have that shallow cough and a killer sore throat. I just don't see the need to go out in public, spreading it further, to be told I'm right. I actually feel fine, though the cough is annoying, so I'll stay home for a day or two and see what happens.
@Blackbird : I hope that you feel better sooner than later. I too had a dry hacking cough last July for 2 weeks plus, but no other symptoms. I'm 2 times vaxxed and didn't take the covid test, just kept isolated as I'd been doing anyway.