Tell it like it is. Disastrous decision by Mayor de Blasio to move program to agency with ZERO experience or mandate, disastrous results of contact tracing. I would feel a lot safer if the experts who understand contact tracing ran the program.
While you were looking at Arizona you might not have noticed that NYC still has 100s of new cases/day, is reopening phase 2 tomorrow, and still doesn't have a contact tracing system that's anywhere near where it needs to be. And yes this is a huge problem.
Just a brutal, ominous rundown of all the early problems for de Blasio’s new “testing army” from : A “very bad” 35% contact rate to far, and no metrics at all on whether people contacted agreed to get tested or quarantined.
took a beating in the over the weekend: It's a bit more complicated. Got an inside (but on-the-record) look at NYC's #contacttracing data today, along with , , , , , & others.
A pandemic is no time for grudges. “Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has had tense relations with senior officials in his own Department of Health, stripped the department of oversight for the program in May”
N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Not Going Well. We tried to tell them that tracing wouldn’t work.
New York City’s ambitious contact-tracing program, a crucial initiative in the effort to curb the coronavirus, has gotten off to a worrisome start with disease detectives struggling to get information from people who test positive
Contact tracing gets off to a slow start in NYC. #Covid19
Remember that time Mayor de Blasio put contact tracing in the hands of an agency that has 0 yrs of experience w/ it to exact revenge on the Health Dept, which has 150 yrs of experience — and we all said it wouldn't go well, and then it didn't go well?
They should have hired all the laid off journalists to do this work. // N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Not Going Well.
Despite hiring 3,000 workers, NYC contract tracing program “limited by a low response rate, scant use of technology, privacy concerns and a far less sweeping mandate than that in some other countries”
"Low response rate, scant use of technology, privacy concerns and" less surveillance "than that in some other countries, where businesses are often required to collect visitors’ personal information." You can't have > use of tech and < privacy concerns
This is why an exposure notification app is needed - it is more privacy protective & no one knocks on your door in PPE for all the neighbors to see: N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Not Going Well.
N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for #ContactTracing. It’s Off to a Slow Start. Wake up #Brazil. Community health agents must be part of the response. They can do contact tracing and much more #COVID19
New York City Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Not Going Well, by via #Covid19 #TestTraceIsolate
I suspected Americans wouldn't go along with contact tracing; so far, looks like I was right.
N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Not Going Well.
N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Off to a Slow Start. - The New York Times
No surprise, but contact tracing is hard without a surveillance state in place
“..for people who have tested positive and are unresponsive to phone calls, field workers like Daniel Okpare..in East Harlem, will soon try to interview them in person. Wearing PPE, carrying a city-issued iPad and a cellphone..while knocking on doors.”
N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Off to a Slow Start. - The New York Times
As NYC begings to slowly reopen its contact tracing program has a long way to go
Early days for NYC #contacttracing. Nonetheless, kudos to for sharing data transparently. Most important thing is to develop clear KPIs for all contact tracing programs that permit us to track progress over time.