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Our Covid Cocoon: The Parents Aren’t Alright (But Help May Be Coming)

HELENA, Mont. — My unvaccinated 7-year-old son began hacking and sneezing in late September as the hospitals in our home state of Montana started buckling under the latest covid surge. I took him to get tested when his symptoms wouldn’t go away. The cotton swab went up his nostrils and Thomas bucked out of my lap with a mighty snort, nearly ripping the 6-inch swab from the pediatrician assistant’s fingers. It came out bent, but the sample was usable, and as she put it away, I asked a question to which I already knew the answer. “So we’re in quarantine?” She nodded. It would take about 72 hours to get the results, she said. The next day, ...

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