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Officials Begin Task of Tracing Trump’s Contacts

White House news conference, Oct. 2, 2020. Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director, American Public Health Association. Amesh Adalja, MD, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Baltimore, MD. Twitter: @ashishkjha, Oct. 2, 2020. Statement, Cleveland Clinic. Statement, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Statement, National Coalition of STD… Read More »

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »

COVID-19 contact tracing: Canadian company says authorities not interested in app that could help with virus

The international consensus is growing: one of the keys to containing the COVID-19 pandemic and reviving a comatose world economy is a novel type of technology. Daniel Leung says his mostly Canadian company, LivNao, has a ready-to-use version of the concept: a smartphone app designed to automatically identify those who have been in contact with… Read More »