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Navigating COVID-19 Testing for Kids Under 5 is a Parent’s Nightmare

Parents Magazine, Jan. 26, 2022

January 26, 2022

Navigating COVID-19 Testing for Kids Under 5 is a Parent’s Nightmare

Karen Edwards, Ph.D., professor in the program of public health at the University of California, Irvine, recommends surrounding your child with a wall of protection to decrease the risk of contracting COVID. … “The best protective measure is to have caregivers, parents, and family members who are eligible to be fully vaccinated, including boosters,” Edwards says. “Couple this with other protective measures, to avoid crowds, defer travel, implement the routine protective measures, like mask- wearing (especially inside), hand hygiene, and physical distancing.”