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What Exactly is Contact Tracing?

Contact tracing can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in its tracks. So, how exactly does this public health tool work, and how are countries around the world using it?
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The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 easily passes from one person to another and while we’re still figuring out exactly how it spreads, it seems like an infected person coughing, or even just exhaling, can spread droplets carrying the virus to another person.

And even more, so far it appears people can also spread COVID-19 without even showing symptoms, which further complicates containment.

To try and stop the virus in its tracks, many places around the world have implemented physical distancing, or social distancing, but another tool that could fight the spread of the novel coronavirus is contact tracing.

Contact tracing involves tracing all the people who have been in contact with an infected person. It’s the public health equivalent of detective work. Sometimes it’s straightforward. Say, a hair stylist is diagnosed with the disease SARS-CoV-2 causes, COVID-19. Their salon likely keeps a list of all the appointments they’ve had while that stylist was working. A public health worker can then use that list to contact everyone who visited the salon and ask them to monitor their symptoms for two weeks.

But sometimes it can get a bit fuzzy.

Find out more about what contract tracing is, how it would work in practice, and how it can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in this Elements.

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    Hi Seekers, thanks for watching! For more COVID-19 coverage, check out our playlist here: https://bit.ly/sk-coronavirusplaylist

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    News flash the NSA already tracks everything you do. They use Ai to track everything, thats why Facebook was working on Ai. Thats why most of our devices have human names, like cortana, alexa, and Siri. And even name software android. It literally right in our faces. Thats why i deleted social media. They know way too much about my personal life

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    https://youtu.be/_gLLZ_D1Lqw

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    https://youtu.be/vHn9AWYU0Hg

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    Anyone can be victim of police brutality. https://www.history.com/news/13th-amendment-slavery-loophole-jim-crow-prisons

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    #GnosisIsPower

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    Us the real Gnostics make your doctors, lawyers and scientist look like fools. Those fancy titles and financial backing do not fool me.

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    Think for yourself and question authority. – timothy leary

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    Forcing people to take covid 19 vaccines and to show a covid 19 ID would be just another way to ensure humans as livestock. The first fight in human rights was the ending of slavery, the second was the war on drugs, and the third is the right to not give your consent to a medical procedures(forced vaccines also called medical battery) and the last is the right to self medicate with natural medicines and foods and put health right in your hands thats why since codex alimentarius they have been limiting dosages of herbal medicines available to the mainstream public while supporting synthetic medicines and insecticides in foods. Because in reality they should be selling herbal supplements by the gram not mgs. When timothy leary was asked if he felt if it was wrong to encourage illegal drugs by college students he said by quote “well i never tell anyone what to do with their body because what we are talking about is the first and last frontier of freedom MY BODY.”

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    Just another spy tool for the government to use as well as a tool to control the people it has nothing to do with Corona virus

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    Idiocracy-idiots given power NaziSS

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    Dont forget to ask Bill Gates about Epstein Island. #EpsteinDidntKillHimself

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    SAY NO TO INCREASED SURVEILLANCE
    SAY NO TO RESTRICTED PRIVACIES
    REMEMBER WHAT SNOWDEN SAID

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    Excellent Discourse. Thank you for posting this video. Cheers from Michael. Australia.

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    How about one for aids? Or any of the really deadly diseases.

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    Ain’t no way they can tell by an app or anything els like that. It’s all bull shit. We made it for 8000 years without a mask and now some dum ass thinks we need one. Well up yours amigo.

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    Chinese media say its the US that spread the virus to China in the first place.

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    People here: "this is outrageous! The government wants to control us!". Same people installing useless apps to apply filters in Fb or Ig: "access to all my files, contacts and location? Yes! Absolutely!"

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    captainjack5000

    Unconstitutional, it is a violation of every single human right !!!

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    People complaining about privacy but then log into everything with their Facebook account

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    Demand Real_Liberty

    Fear Porn!!

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    shave that shit.

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    The bluetooth version should protect privacy robustly. It doesn't send the info to a central database. You only release it if you are infected.
    That does not mean I trust google to write it. It should also be open source so a million eyes can examine the code.

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    KingoftheCatnap

    They can stick this tool up their arse.

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    Be yourself by yourself stay away from me.

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    Contact tracing is only a tool to keep you in your place ! So the tyranny can keep you surveillance and in compliance with tyranny control ! PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’

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    SPYING – pure and simple. Just like the Gestapo.

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    "catching more flies with honey than vinegar "

    that wreaks of TRAP!!

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    F no not on my cell phone

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    Where I live the stuff got hacked into don't do it

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    300,000 contact tracer 'employees' would cost $63Million a week? You are a clown

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    Whoa!!! I think this dude broke the code on eliminating the spread of bull$h!t. With the recent satellites launched by space xyz, big brother will know every move you make in real time. Hunger Games way of life is in the near future.

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