Officials with the Washington, D.C., Department of Health have been unsuccessful in trying to connect with the White House to assist with contact tracing and other protocols regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Recent headlines out of Hong Kong have focused on politics, with the imposition of a controversial new national security law from Beijing. But on the public health front, Hong Kong has been a coronavirus success story, suffering much less infection…
By Nick Schifrin
Contact tracing tracks people who test positive and anyone they've come in contact with. It was challenging even when stay-at-home orders were in place, but it's exponentially more difficult now.
By Tammy Webber, Brady McCombs, John L. Mone, Associated Press
The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to spread across much of the world, but one country that set out to defeat it has apparently succeeded: Vietnam. Bordering China, where the virus originated, the similarly authoritarian country instituted mass quarantines and social…
By Mike Cerre
By Sylvie Corbet, Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease.
State governments across the country are hiring thousands of people as contact tracers to track the spread of COVID-19 and to help bring it under control. The data collected from contact tracing can help researchers better understand how the virus…
By Danica Kirka, Vanessa Gera, Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press
Doubts were growing on Thursday over whether ambitious plans by European governments to use contact-tracing apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus will be able to be implemented with any real effectiveness soon.
By Christina Larson, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
Many governments eager to reopen their societies are starting to bet on smartphone apps to help stanch the coronavirus pandemic.
By Laura Santhanam
Testing alone without extensive contact tracing is not enough to control COVID-19, public health experts say. But people's memories can quickly complicate the detective work required to mitigate a pandemic.
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