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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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A ‘Herculean’ effort: States finalize their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans – USA TODAY

State public health departments say they’re ready to leap into action as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved but caution much is still unknown.

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Pressure to create a coronavirus vaccine is increasing by the day, but for a safe vaccine to enter the market, it takes time.
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State public health departments say theyre ready to leap into action as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved but caution so many things are still unknown that exactly what that leap looks like is hard to say right now.
For Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s like planning an outdoor picnic for 1.3 million of…

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Electronic wristbands under consideration to keep track of returned travellers in Victoria as part of home quarantine plan – 9News

The Andrews Government is reportedly considering the technology which could allow those coming from overseas to quarantine at home instead of in hotels.

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Victoria’s ‘unusual’ new coronavirus case could be a false positive or a re-infection, CHO says – ABC News

A new coronavirus case in a person who first tested positive back in July could be an “exceptionally rare” case of re-infection or an example of non-infectious …

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One of Victoria’s new coronavirus cases, a person who first tested positive back in July, could be an “extremely rare” case of re-infection, the state’s Chief Health Officer says.
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  • One of the four new cases reported in Victoria yesterday is still under investigation
  • Health officials are determining whether it’s a confirmed re-infection, or a person still shedding the virus months after being infected
  • If it is the “tail-end of a really long infection”, the cas…

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