Where Has COVID-19 Contact Tracing Worked?
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Where Has COVID-19 Contact Tracing Worked?

February 16, 2022 5:13 pm (EST)

Where Has COVID-19 Contact Tracing Worked?
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As part of global efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, health officials have tried a variety of contact-tracing strategies in countries around the world. Some have been success stories; others have been flops, as governments struggled to get buy-in from the public or shore up the resources needed for comprehensive tracing. Here are five countries’ experiences with contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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