Tagged: public health

It’s Gonna Get Worse

There’s a simple, inconvenient fact about lockdowns: they worked, more or less. And that means that as they are lifted, COVID-19 cases will increase again. Reopening is not a time of relief and safety,...

How to Protest During a Pandemic

Avoiding large gatherings is part of how we’ve tried to stay safe for the past few months, but protests have something in common with hospital services and (apparently) takeout margaritas: They’re essential to our...

What Does a Contact Tracer Really Do?

Contact tracing is a technique epidemiologists and public health officials have long used in the fight against diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. It’s an important tool for identifying those who might be sick and...

How to Become a Contact Tracer

During an unprecedented rise in unemployment, there is increasing demand for one job: contact tracers. Part of the Centers for Disease Control’s multipronged response to the COVID-19 pandemic, contact tracing involves calling people with suspected...