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Sutton faces grilling over contact tracing

Victoria chief health officer Brett Sutton has faced a grilling into the state’s handling of the destructive second wave of the coronavirus. The parliamentary inquiry focused on contract tracing and the testing regime in Victoria, assessing how the health department responded to the pandemic. Dr Sutton said authorities began to be overwhelmed in its efforts… Read More »

What It’s Like to Be a COVID-19 Contact Tracer

What is contract tracing? Kimberly Jocelyn spends her days sharing information with people who have tested positive for the coronavirus and their close contacts who may have been exposed. Maybe you think you’ve had symptoms of COVID-19 or are just curious if you’ve been exposed to the novel coronavirus. There are expert contact tracers helping… Read More »

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »

Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

Foot Position Prior To Contact Influences Risk Of Sprained Ankle

According to a study, how the foot is positioned prior to ground contact when walking or running could increase risk of sprained ankle, otherwise known as a twisted ankle.[1] The results of the research found that people who have a history of repetitive ankle sprain demonstrated lower clearance heights between their feet and the floor… Read More »