A woman with a fear of contracting coronavirus has undergone 12 NHS tests, although there is no single symptom but she does not think she is selfish.
Sarah Edwards doesn’t care that other people aren’t able to book tests, with some desperate parents driving hundreds of miles to get their kids scans.
She sees no problem taking the weekly Covid-19 tests and has spent £ 2,400 getting a private test as well.
Mrs. Edwards is not upset if she takes the tests away from the key workers and said she is in danger of losing friends who described her selfishness.
Sarah from Weymouth, said Dorset Wonderful magazine : “My green folder is overflowing with all negative test results. I haven’t had a positive test result once but I’m not going to stop getting it – I have my own stock at home too.
“I am terrified that I will end up being a victim of Covid-19, so if I have to set the alarm for 2 am so I can update the government website for a free test I will.”
She added, “I will not be criticized or attacked and I do not feel guilty for having a deficiency either, so why? It’s not my problem. Really it is my right to get tested whether they are NHS-free or paid for by me, and having a weekly one is crucial to my mental health.”
Ms Edwards said she keeps a spreadsheet to know she is always Covid-free and says more people are fooling others for not caring as much about their health as she does.
The government says you should only apply for the NHS test if you have one of the following symptoms: a high temperature, a new persistent cough, or a loss of taste or smell.