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Covid has completely changed my approach to parenting a poorly child

Alert for any sign of a raspy throat in his offspring, Will Gore gears up for yet another trip to a PCR testing centre

Saturday 22 January 2022 21:30
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<p>In the Covid era, there can be no escape from scrutiny when a child begins to cough and splutter</p>

In the Covid era, there can be no escape from scrutiny when a child begins to cough and splutter

And so plan B is no more. Down with infections; up with the economy. Masks off; party on!

Who can doubt it is mere coincidence that the easing of restrictions should come at just the moment when the prime minister’s position seems in most peril? And let’s be honest, nobody would wish preventative measures against Covid to be in place any longer than necessary.

But while overall rates of infection have fallen noticeably in the last week or so, there has been a resurgence in case numbers among under-18s in recent days, and particularly among the youngest children. It means that the Covid quandary for parents is far from over.

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