Parents, experts dismayed at Ontario government decision to quietly end coverage for free asymptomatic COVID testing for kids as summer begins. torstar.co/ghmY50Fsb5U

12:05 PM · Jul 9, 2021

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It’s something parents and bioethicists say the Ontario government should continue to fund for children hoping to gather with friends over the summer after a difficult year of isolation. thestar.com/news/gta/2021/07…
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It’s left left some parents surprised to find the only option remaining for asymptomatic children is a $40 rapid antigen test offered at Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw pharmacy locations. thestar.com/news/gta/2021/07…
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“It’s just odd, for them to say, well it’s because school’s over,” Christine Sanger said. “They’ve been online for four months, so what’s the difference?” thestar.com/news/gta/2021/07…
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Replying to @TorontoStar
Just say that your kid is going to summer camp, as that was added in as testing criteria via executive order on May 31.
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Yes, except when they return from overnight camp they will charge you for a test! I called and asked🙄
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Replying to @TorontoStar
So when all these kids who have been socializing all summer go back to school in September, what do you think will happen? More online classes! #VoteThemAllOut2022
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The government has no plan for a #SafeSeptember2021 in-person return to school, likely because they know that online schooling will be the safest option by that point. #onted
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