Here’s What We Desperately Need At The El Paso COVID Testing Lines
El Pasoans who want to get tested for covid have been stuck waiting in line for hours at testing sites throughout the city. So what would make the time go by easier? As the Omicron variant of covid-19 continues to spread like wildfire, people around the world have been stuck waiting in lines to try and get themselves tested. We see photos and videos of the miles-long covid testing lines and people chronicling their ordeals while waiting to be tested. And for those who don't want to wait, they're stuck driving all around town to try and get lucky by finding a rapid test, which is like finding a needle in a haystack.
While the waits can be exhausting, every country and region seem to be dealing with long waits in their own way. Twitter user Marc Scheff tweeted out how the pharmacist in Italy was handing out glasses of prosecco to people waiting for their results.
In New Jersey, a video has gone viral of a covid testing site that had a DJ set up to play some jams while people waited.
It got me thinking, what does El Paso need at our local covid testing lines? I asked some El Pasoans what they thought people would want to see or have while they waited to get their test and their answers didn't disappoint.