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
France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease.
By Sylvie Corbet, Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
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.
By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson, Rhana Natour
With COVID-19 cases in the U.S. still rising, many experts say the next phase in the pandemic response will require aggressive contact tracing. The technique has been used extensively in prior disease outbreaks elsewhere, but the U.S. currently lacks a…
As the U.S. grapples with the novel coronavirus, a bipartisan group is putting together an ambitious plan to scale capacity to track and contain the virus. Andy Slavitt, former director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, joins Judy…
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