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Apr 23 2020
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THE QUICK FACTSAs America begins to look beyond the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, conversations have begun about different methods for implementing contact tracing, which the CDC calls a "core disease control measure." Abridge News
Oct 09 2020
The White House’s struggle to get ahead of the coronavirus outbreak within its walls reflects a problem public health officials have felt for months as they’ve tried to help their communities fight the pandemic: The U.S. is not contact tracing as well as it could be.
Contact tracing, the practice of informing people who have been exposed to an infected person, is a key component of thePolitiFact
Dec 11 2020
California rolled out a COVID-19 contact tracing app this week, and officials — including Apple CEO Tim Cook — touted it as an advancement that would help slow their ongoing surge in cases. Using the app will be easy. Measuring whether the app can deliver will be harder.
Nine months after Apple and Google first announced their partnership, contact tracing apps’ role in reducing viralThe Verge
Nov 02 2020
As states mount large-scale contact tracing efforts to identify and isolate those who have contracted COVID-19, a Pew Research Center survey conducted in July finds that Americans have a variety of views that could complicate the ongoing efforts of public health authorities battling the outbreak.
On the one hand, majorities of Americans say they would be at least somewhat comfortable orPew Research Center
Aug 07 2020
The country needs as many as 100,000 contact tracers to fight the pandemic, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress in June. We need billions of dollars to fund them, public health leaders pleaded in April.
But in August, with coronavirus cases increasing in more than half of states, America has neither the staff nor the resources to be able to traceNPR (Online News)
Jun 12 2020
ohn Welch, a nurse anesthetist with the nonprofit Partners in Health, was working at a clinic on the rural central plateau of Haiti when, in August of 2014, he got a call asking if he could fly to Liberia. The charity had just agreed to help in the fight against Ebola, which had cropped up in Guinea that winter and was now spreading rapidly across West Africa. Welch, who specializes inThe New Yorker
Jul 06 2020
As Covid-19 spread, sending almost every country into some form of lockdown, governments began to wonder how best to keep track of the deadly virus.Bloomberg
Aug 04 2020
The soaring number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has far outstripped many local health departments’ ability to trace the contacts of those infected, a step critical in containing the virus’ spread.
With the pandemic claiming about a thousand American lives a day, many city and county departments say they lack the money and staff to expeditiously identify people who have beenReuters
May 25 2020
In mid-May 2020, the following status update screenshot circulated on Facebook, urging people with iPhones (and possibly Android devices) to “turn off … exposure COVID notifications” via a series of directions in settings:
It’s likely the image above circulated as a screenshot due to Facebook’s organization of COVID-19-related content (spaces between the letters in “COVID” alsoTruth or Fiction
Apr 23 2020
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 withWashington Examiner