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Contact Tracing 101: How It Works and What to Expect

Technology may play a role, but human contact tracers will likely be at the heart of the process

Photo: Catherine Lai/Getty Images

In the next few months, it’s going to happen to a whole lot of us: We’ll get a phone call from a number we don’t recognize, and on the other end of the line will be a person employed by a state or local health…

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Keren Landman, MD

Keren Landman, MD

Infectious disease doctor | Epidemiologist | Journalist | Health disparities, HIV/STDs, LGBTQ care, et al. | kerenlandman.com.