John Edwards: Nevada County not testing many with COVID-19 symptoms? |

John Edwards: Nevada County not testing many with COVID-19 symptoms?

Why is Nevada County California not testing symptomatic persons for COVID-19 who are not hospitalized? A number of my personal acquaintances with COVID-19 symptoms have contacted their doctors.

They are told unless their symptoms are bad enough to be hospitalized to quarantine at home and are not given a test. This is disturbing news as not all COVID-19 cases end up hospitalized. And it goes against White House briefings advising Americans with symptoms to contact your doctor and have a test.

Nevada County, California physicians not testing all symptomatic patients is disturbing for many reasons. As a 60-plus-year-old male with underlying health conditions, it is unsettling knowing not all symptomatic persons surrounding me in this community are being tested for COVID-19. It’s also disturbing knowing the COVID-19 numbers being reported in California are inaccurate.

Am I the only one raising these concerns?

John Edwards

Nevada City

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