"Low-Income Families Are Carrying the Enormous Costs of COVID Hysteria"
November 29, 2021
This has resulted in both kids getting tested for COVID at least once a month for the past year, she told me. A PCR test is free if you can wait three days to get it back, but then you miss three days of child care, plus there is the $25 dollar copay for the doctor visit. There's also the option of going to a 12 hour return PCR testing site, where you can pay $75 dollars for a test, which means the kids will only miss one day of preschool instead of three.
"We've spent $1,800 dollars over the course of the last 12 months on doctor visits and COVID tests," this mother told me.