Doctors: More parents refuse COVID tests for their sick kids
April 28, 2021
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Doctors are reporting that more parents are refusing to have their sick children tested for the coronavirus because they don't want to deal with the hassle if the result is positive.
Pediatric Partners in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park recently posted an alert on its Facebook page exhorting parents to stay vigilant because so many weren't following testing advice, The Kansas City Star reports.
"We've had parents tell us, for instance, 'No we have a big tournament this weekend, I don't want to have to deal with COVID,'" said Pediatrician Kristen Stuppy....