CDC director: US needs up to 100,000 contact tracers (An “ARMY”) by September to fight coronavirus


100,000 “contract tracers”? 100,000 people tracking other Americans?

(From The Hill)

The estimate shows the daunting challenge of hiring an army of people to interview those infected with coronavirus to identify who they have been in contact with so that those people can quarantine and help prevent the spread of the virus.

“I’ve estimated between 30 and 100,000″ contact tracers are needed,” Redfield told the House Appropriations Committee during a hearing Thursday.


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