However one of my nieces has it and the doctors only have 4 test kits for a town of about 33,000 so she was just sent home with no testing and told if she can't breath some time to go to the emergency room, ain't our medical care and the folks that make the tests great?
I have invoked some arguments regarding testing (in other places), but the question here is - how do you know that "one of my nieces has it", being COVID-19, if she was not actually tested?
Our local rules for testing are that it is only eligible if the history includes overseas travel or contact with a proven case of COVID-19. Mind you, I was tested (negative) with lesser symptoms due to my occupation (and that on advice of the local Public Health unit).
Testing has much lesser importance for the individual him/ herself than for public health. Isolation at home is the primary step for any generic "flu-like" illness; only if hospital admission becomes necessary will the diagnosis of Coronavirus actually influence individual management.
Clearly widespread testing is (critically) desirable in terms of public health including the need to understand the epidemiology of the disease and how it may be best managed as it becomes widespread, but if tests are limited, they are most important within actual contact tracing.