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Should I get tested for COVID-19? It’s time to think twice

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With the recent run on COVID-19 testing in Peterborough, it is time for the community to step back and make some decisions about how best to use this valuable resource so that we all benefit.

Getting a COVID-19 test is not like putting air in the tires before a road trip – a negative test does not grant permission to attend a house party or wedding. It’s not like checking the doors at night to make sure they are locked – it should not be used to buy some reassurance.

COVID-19 testing is a diagnostic test that can identify the presence of the COVID-19 virus in people who are infected. It is most accurate when people are displaying the symptoms of COVID-19, or in that short window of........

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