In earlier days of the pandemic, looking at the number of COVID-19 cases in our community and whether it was rising or falling was a reliable indicator of risk. But that has changed. Case numbers are not as reliable now because a lot of people are testing positive with home tests and they are not always reported to public health.
Oral antivirals and monoclonal antibodies became available in our community a few months ago. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t sure if we qualify or when to begin those treatments. Others simply don’t have a primary healthcare provider to ask. Test to Treat aims to remove those barriers.
Adapted from Public Health Insider – Official Insights from Public Health
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