Desperately trying to find a seemingly responsible way to have dinner, some people began testing for coronavirus as a way to clarify that they could attend dinner without having to wear masks or stay away.
According to Barbara Ferrer, director of public health in Los Angeles County, this is absolutely wrong.
Ferrer said Monday that she had heard of groups of young people being tested for coronavirus on Thursday in hopes of getting negative results by Saturday morning and then having dinner on Saturday night. But such tests provide a false sense of security – and participating in this practice can still lead to dinner, which turns into a super-spreading event that can spread the highly contagious virus widely.
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