Experts predict the U.S. needs 100,000 contact tracers to track down the contacts of positive coronavirus cases. In this episode, hear from epidemiologist Charlie Hunt about the critical role of contact tracers, the skills needed to be an effective contact tracer, and the challenges states face recruiting, hiring and training contact tracers during a pandemic.
By Dr. Jarrod Sadulski
Contact tracing is designed to notify citizens of their potential exposure to the coronavirus and monitor the contacts of infected people. However, the Better Business Bureau reports that scammers and identity thieves have exploited legitimate contact tracing.
By Deborah Barkin Fromer
Learn more about how disease detectives collect information from infected patients to help epidemiologists understand transmission patterns, clinical features, and risk factors of infectious diseases.
By Dr. Gary Deel
Unfortunately, some people have responded to the coronavirus outbreak by hoarding supplies while others have dismissed the severity of the virus. Here's why it's so important that everyone abides by the expertise of medical professionals.
The fast spread of coronavirus poses a major risk to public health in the US and globally. In this podcast, AMU’s Dr. Samer Koutoubi discusses COVID-19’s impact on schools and businesses, local health protocols, the benefits of social distancing, and how communities can prepare for the growing number of cases.
By Dr. Chuck Russo and Dr. Samer Koutoubi
Police officers and other first responders are at a much greater risk of being exposed to and contracting COVID-19 coronavirus. Here are several ways that public safety professionals can protect themselves from this contagious respiratory disease.
By Dr. Darrell Dantzler
Emergency managers must be actively monitoring global and national response strategies to the novel coronavirus. Learn how state and local emergency managers can improve public communication and potentially mitigate person-to-person transmission through strategies like social distancing.