Are Gov. Newsom’s Contact Tracers the Best for the Job?
Wednesday June 3, 2020 | K. Lloyd Billingsley
The current pandemic has turned up a need for “contact tracing,” the process of finding those actually infected with the coronavirus and who might, in turn, have infected others. According Kate Murphy in the New York Times, contact tracing is harder than it sounds, but it has been managed with some success. The best contact tracers, it turns out, came out of a venereal disease investigation after World War II. Syphilis was then rampant, and carriers weren’t exactly eager to talk about it. (more…)