• Inside San Francisco's Ambitious Plan to Bring Universal Coronavirus Testing to An Entire U.S. City

    10 days ago - By Time

    Public health experts can't say it enough: If the U.S. is going to beat COVID-19, the country needs to ramp up testing. But there's no single blueprint for cities and states to follow as they respond to that call.
    Some, like Los Angeles, are going big. In late April, L.A. became the first major city to offer free testing to any resident. Others, like San Francisco, are doing things in a more progressive style, with goals that are just as ambitious.
    The latter is strategizing from a place of strength. Thanks to some of the nation's earliest stay-at-home orders, San Francisco has, so far...
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  • Interrogator, Therapist, Nurse: What it Takes to be a Coronavirus Contact Tracer

    Interrogator, Therapist, Nurse: What it Takes to be a Coronavirus Contact Tracer

    10 days ago - By Time

    Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus .
    She's trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he's been and who he's been around for the past seven days. She gently peppers him with questions, including where he and his wife stopped to buy flowers on a visit to a cemetery. She encourages him to go through his bank statement to see if it reminds him of any store visits he made.
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  • Mass. Must Implement Ongoing Coronavirus Testing At Nursing Homes, Advocates And Experts Say

    10 days ago - By CommonHealth Wbur

    The state needs to commit to ongoing surveillance testing at nursing homes if we're going to stop the virus from spreading long-term, medical experts and senior care advocates say.
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