LETTER: Back-to-school plan needs increased testing

The Ontario government doesn’t mention increased testing before sending our kids and teachers back to schools that are the equivalent to cruise ship COVID-19 traps.

Improved testing technology and saliva testing has been approved in the USA (Yale test). Why not here?

It’s far cheaper at $10 compared to the $150 test we use now. Why waste money?

And finally test pooling has been proven in Israel, so why not here? This can also reduce testing costs and improve capacity to the point you can test everyone weekly. Bottom line — why is our government jumping the gun on back-to-school with no improvement in testing?

Daryl Diamond