COVID-19 testing before Thanksgiving, LDH says no test is foolproof

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As Thanksgiving approaches many are attempting to get tested in advance for COVID so they can enjoy a traditional holiday gathering, however, Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter said nothing is foolproof when it comes to the coronavirus.

“No test is a-hundred-percent and if you get tested it’s really testing what you’re exposed to at most recent a couple of days ago, and it certainly doesn’t tell you what happens after you get tested so there is still risk,” said Kanter.

Kanter said while there are several types of rapid tests available for COVID, even in one of the most secure places in the US with access to the most significant testing, the virus is still able to spread.

“The White House tests everybody upon entrance and they still had COVID sneak thru. So, you have to be careful you can’t rely one hundred percent on testing,” said Kanter.

Kanter believes the best thing for Thanksgiving is to celebrate with immediate household only and he’s following his own advice.

“I would never be able to look at myself in the mirror again if I got my parents sick. So, we’ll be hanging out at home, just our household, we’ll do some ZOOM, we’ll do some calls, and we’re going to save it up for a big party next year,” said Kanter.