Small government advocates raise concerns over contact tracing in coronavirus fight

Posted on AllSides April 23rd, 2020
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A high-tech method to pinpoint who is infected with the coronavirus is drawing pushback over potential privacy abuses.

Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of the chamber's most conservative Republicans, is among the most outspoken about contact tracing.

That process involves health workers interviewing people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to figure out who they may have recently been in contact with. Then, they tell people who may have been exposed, sometimes encouraging them to quarantine themselves to prevent spreading the...

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