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Some opting to treat flu-like symptoms rather than test for COVID-19

August 5th, 2022

On the heels of the Crop Over climax, there’s been a significant increase in the number of people seeking medical help for flu-like symptoms.

But instead of going to be tested for COVID-19, for the most part, they’re relying on doctors and pharmacies for treatment.

Some medical professionals have confirmed to CBC News there’s been a notable increase in the number of patients complaining for COVID-like symptoms.

Our Shane Sealy visited a number of pharmacies where he’s been hearing much of the same.

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