Contact Tracing Must Be Faster!
Operation T.R.A.C.E. Provides the Solution.
As states reopen and COVID-19 cases continue to surge, can traditional Contact Tracing keep up with the demand? As reported in a recent article published by StatNews.com, many states are planning to double or even triple their number of contact tracers. “And that, health experts say, might not be enough”, also reported by StatNews.com.
The CDC reported 50,304 new COVID-19 cases daily as of July 7, 2020, and according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), testifying before the Senate on June 30, 2020 “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 [new cases] a day if this does not turn around.”. That means an overwhelming number of people identifying, locating, contacting, and notifying them of potential exposure to the disease. Which begs the question: how can Contact Tracing keep up with the demand?
As of July 7, 2020, the CDC reported 50,304 new COVID-19 cases daily, and according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the NIAID, “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 [new cases] a day if this does not turn around.”
Contact Tracing is extremely useful in slowing the spread of infectious diseases, such as SARS, H1N1, Ebola and COVID-19. According to Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as quoted in StatNews.com, “It’s clear that you can do a lot of control if you do Contact Tracing really well. [But if there are too many cases…you can’t identify cases quickly enough, and] it’s easy to overwhelm….”
Contact tracers must work quickly to be effective. States have largely reopened, and people often ignore social distancing guidelines. The number of cases continues to spike, and Contact Tracing efforts have become increasingly difficult. Contact Tracing involves identifying people who have tested positivefor an infectious disease such as COVID-19, locating contact information and notifying anyone they may have exposed. The goal is to isolate someone who has been exposed and quarantine those who have contracted COVID-19. It is a simple, tested, and proven method for controlling the spread. But as cases spike, we must find a quicker and more efficient way for contact tracers to find people and their contact information. Operation T.R.A.C.E. does just that.
…when faced with an out-of-control pandemic, time is everything.
Using real-time technology, adopted by over 1,500 law enforcement agencies across the nation when locating individuals fast and accurately, is critical to well-being and safety. Operation T.R.A.C.E. offers a tool that makes Contact Tracing faster, and when faced with an out-of-control pandemic, time is everything. “Contact Tracing really doesn’t have any value unless it is done in real-time”, as stated by CDC Director Dr. Redfield while testifying June 30, 2020, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Operation T.R.A.C.E. provides real-time identity contact information critical to finding those potentially exposed to the disease. What usually takes traditional Contact Tracing methods up to 4 days takes mere seconds using Operation T.R.A.C.E., and the system easily integrates with existing Contact Tracing systems world-wide. No need to overhaul, abandon or lose resources already in place. Quickly add to the speed and efficiency of your contact tracers to save time, money, and lives while slowing and stopping the spread.
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