Tag Archives: Contact

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 »

Contact Tracing Apps Violate Privacy

Two days ago, I wrote about The Rockefeller Foundation’s plan to test, track and trace all Americans — ostensibly to prevent COVID-19 from overwhelming us as we’re again “allowed” to venture outside our front doors in limited capacity around the nation. The Rockefeller Foundation’s April 21, 2020, white paper,1 “National COVID-19 Testing Action Plan —… Read More »

Most Americans cannot or will not use COVID-19 contact tracing apps: poll

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing masks walk in front of shuttered buildings as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than half of all Americans either do not own smartphones or would not use apps… Read More »

COVID-19: It worked in Asia. The WHO says it’s crucial. But is Canada still using contact tracing?

The message from Dr. Jeremy Jones, a cardiologist in the Eastern Ontario town of Lindsay, was an urgent call for people to observe social distancing. But it also contained some startling information. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit had just announced that three people at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., had… Read More »

How to find cheap contact lenses online in the UK plus money-saving tips and 2019 voucher codes

Buying your contact lenses online can slash costs by hundreds of pounds – and it’s no less safe than getting them from your local opticians. As all lenses are made by a select few manufacturers, places like Specsavers and Boots simply give you identical lenses repackaged in their own brand labels. Grabbing a good deal… Read More »