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OPLIN 4Cast #694: Tracking COVID-19 goes high-tech, but possibly low-privacy

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The CDC director says very aggressive contact tracing will be required to scale back the current measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Even as isolated as I’ve been, if I came down with symptoms today, I wouldn’t be able to remember everyone I’ve potentially exposed in the past two weeks. Researchers studying the alarming infection rate of the novel coronavirus suggest that epidemiologists shouldn’t rely on our faulty memories, but get data from our smartphones instead.

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