Elemental
Published in

Elemental

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…

--

--

--

Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium

The U.S. Assault on Seniors Is Deadly

COVID-19 and I

Transforming Health Care

What is the pandemic’s lasting impact on first responders?

Incentivizing Vaccination

To Mask or Not to Mask? Let’s Look at the Science

Biomedical Research and Coronavirus — Is More of the Same Enough?

Responding to Ontario’s Long-Term Care Home Crisis: They Have Helped Us. Now Let’s Help Them.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Keren Landman, MD

Keren Landman, MD

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

More from Medium

How to Connect and Belong in a Polarized World

Eating Plastic in Every Bite We Take and Never Knowing the Effect on Our Health

The Village Vole And The Friendly Ferret

A cold front pushes in from the Southwest, picking up speed around the Great Lakes, and then…