On the importance of COVID testing

Submitted by Phil Anthony
Posted 7/16/20

Dear Editor:

In the building where I work, wastewater drains to points below the level of the city sewers, so the waste has to be pumped out. It’s a big building, so there are five pumping …

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On the importance of COVID testing

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Dear Editor:

In the building where I work, wastewater drains to points below the level of the city sewers, so the waste has to be pumped out. It’s a big building, so there are five pumping stations, each with two pumps, or 10 in total. Every month I check these pumps to make sure they’re working. Sometimes they’re not, and it can be pretty disgusting — taking the pump apart to remove someone’s Speedos, or tighty-whiteys, or any number of foreign objects that have made it through the plumbing to jam a pump over the years.

The president says we should quit testing for COVID. I see my sewage ejectors as a metaphor for the president’s point of view. I would love not to have to test the pumps or take them apart if I find something wrong. But it could result in me drowning in ...

Phil Anthony

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