Will more Americans use contact tracing technology to control COVID-19?

The Pew Research Center reports that “About four-in-ten Americans (41%) say they are not at all or not too confident that public health organizations will keep their personal records safe. Republicans and those who lean to the Republican Party are more likely to say this than Democrats and Democratic leaners (51% vs. 31%) … People’s views about contact tracing and related issues like privacy and data security could have a critical impact on the success of contact tracing programs and the trajectory of the pandemic. Public health modeling of the spread of COVID-19 has shown that successful contact tracing can depress the number of infections dramatically if those who are infected are quarantined and contacts and places visited are identified.” Read more about it at Pew Research Center.