In some parts of California and the U.S., there’s a deep level of mistrust toward contact tracers. “You have all these wild things going around the internet about how contact tracing is a scheme to take away people’s guns, or that they’re going to put cameras outside your homes to make sure you’re quarantining, or they’re going to come and force you to be tested and take you away if you test positive. All of these completely false things,” says Alice Miranda Ollstein, health care reporter for Politico.
Contact tracing: misinformation and politicization
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“Air quality has just been getting worse every day. … It’s just all over California,” says Dr. Reza Ronaghi, pulmonologist at UCLA Medical Center.
The increasing politicization of contact tracing in California
LA County just launched a mobile app for contact tracing. But elsewhere in California and around the country, there’s a deep level of mistrust toward contact tracers.
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