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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Contact Tracking Failing

I have read in other places it is not only a failure in the US.   Is it merely a measure of trust?  Having enough people buy into the capability, without clear direct indication of value to the user.  Could it have used a game oriented model?   Anyone done or proposed that?    Seems  a potential for future efforts.

Contact Tracing Is Failing in the U.S. Here’s How to Fix It.

For starters, turn responsibility over to local organizations and communities, where trust is higher.

Sarit Markovich Kellogg Insight

As COVID cases surged across the U.S. last December, the CDC reckoned with a stark truth: contact tracing couldn’t be scaled up to match the virus’ spread.

The practice of contact tracing—or identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to a disease—is an essential tool for controlling outbreaks by interrupting a disease’s transmission chains. And indeed, combined with lockdowns and mask ordinances, some countries have had great success using contact tracing to reduce outbreaks.  ... "

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