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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 »

Germany says coronavirus tracing app ready to go

FILE PHOTO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn gives a statement ahead of a session at the lower house of German parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, May 7, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s smartphone app to trace coronavirus infections is ready to be launched this… 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 »