President Trump and his administration are trying to reopen the US economy as quickly as possible. However, it’s not going to happen soon since health experts have declined the claim of tracing contacts of coronavirus patients. On 27 April Trump said that they have a blueprint which describes how all the states should unblock their capacity and should try to expand their testing platforms which will help them to conduct contract racing. Trump said with full confidence that we have gotten good at tracing, but these claims are told by the Trump administration only.
Health officials from centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said that people who tested positive for coronavirus would need to be traced and isolated to reopen the economy. Even though this plan was good, some experts are now opposing it. Many analysts say that Trump is making a mistake of reviving the economy early because this virus which has killed more than 60000 people in the United States is far more dangerous than anyone imagined.
The thing about contact tracing systems is that they cannot handle the challenge of pandemic situations like a COVID-19 virus. Health officials think we don’t even have sufficient policies that will help us to achieve the target of contact testing coronavirus patients. There are millions of people who will get affected if the economy gets reopened. There are some reports also stating that Google and Apple are trying their best to team up, and build a contact tracing app, which will help to detect positive patients.
Technology will play a key role in developing contact tracing systems; however, it’s not that much easy as it seems. The Trump administration is planning to spend millions of dollars on hiring contract tracers, but this idea might need some more clarification from health experts.
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