This story is not about covid. About 12 years ago, I was helping out an elderly neighbor who had been recovering from cancer and the effects of chemo treatments. During one of my visits, I saw that she had thrown away dozens of food cans, many of which had been given to her by other neighbors. I asked her why she was throwing them away, and she told me that they were past their expiration dates. (The cans were only a few weeks past their dates, not years past them.) I tried to tell her that canned foods do not suddenly turn into poison overnight. She told me that in her fragile state of health, she didn't want to take any chances.
Then, this same woman who didn't want to risk getting sick from a can of string beans, accompanied me to a delicatessen where she bought a sandwich with cheese and bacon! Hey; the melted cheese and butter-fried bacon were not past their "best by" dates, so of course that sandwich was safe to eat!
Whatever your state of health may be, I think it's safe to say that a can of vegetables that's 2 weeks past its "best by" date is much healthier than anything with bacon!