Contact Tracing Scams, Faux Meat, and a Scientist Fired in Florida

A roundup of Covid-19 stories we’re reading today

  • One of the best methods for tracking the spread of the coronavirus is called contact tracing, a labor-intensive process that involves cold-calling people to determine who’s been in contact with a person that has tested positive. While this process is thought to be more effective than app-based methods, a big downside, warns the Federal Trade Commission, is that it’s opened the door to scammers who pose as contact tracers to obtain…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

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Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.