My son has a cold

Pandemic, COVID tests, parenting and uncertainty

My 7-year-old son has a cold. He started coughing on Monday. He said his chest hurt and his throat was scratchy.

In a normal year, this would be mildly annoying—a cold, which would mean, managing a sick kid at home while managing work. But this is not a normal year and we live in Iowa.


Iowa is one of…

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