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The Real Reason Contact Tracing Is Doomed in the US: Spam Calls

... Americans absolutely suck at being contact traced for coronavirus, so far. There are a number of reasons given: There are too many cases, test results take too long, and people don’t trust the government; and after this completely botched handling of a pandemic where the government has allowed nearly 200,000 people to die, who would? But we dug this contact-tracing-by-phone grave long ago, when we allowed our phone system to be ruined by spam calls.

Contact tracing, we are told here in our destitute country, works beautifully in Europe, where people dutifully hand out their phone numbers to businesses they visit, and then dutifully answer the phone when they are contacted about…

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