When I came home to my parents from my student house in Delft, I saw my brother busy with a self-test. The self-test showed that he actually had corona. Since I was still with him a few days ago, I decided to drive to the supermarket to score a test. After a reassuring negative result, I looked at the two test kits on display. My swab was still in the plastic. This was the beginning of my home quarantine.
A version of this article also appeared in NRC in the morning of June 29, 2021