😷 Do Home Covid Tests Expire? — Yes, and…

🦠 Info and updates for friends and Loved Ones. It’s April 2022. In “Covid Time” that would be: Omicron Variant something-or-other and 2nd Boosters approved. Hospitalizations and deaths falling, infections rising, and most public places and many people giving up on masking and every other safety precaution. I’m watching Shanghai, where the Chinese have tested the entire population, locked down the city, and are about to re-test. What is going on over there??

Speaking of tests, I’ll keep this one very short—

STOP!! Before you throw out that expired Covid test and add one more piece of un-recycled garbage to the overflowing landfill. Take a moment to recall how far we’ve come in the last 2+ years, when we were all washing our hands like crazy, debating the efficacy of masks, and there were no tests, much less vaccines. Read this New York Times article (link below). Because…the expiration date on the test is an estimate. If it is close to the expiration, the test is probably fine. Sometimes it will be fine months after the expiration.

A quirk in the regulatory process for home tests can mean the real expiration date doesn’t always match what’s on the box.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/well/live/covid-test-expiration-date.html

I know we’ve gotten numb to these numbers, in the USA we have 981,112 Dead. Two years ago that was unthinkable, now we hardly notice. Stay healthy, stay safe, be compassionate.

— Christo

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