Contact Tracing Worked In Singapore & Taiwan — Why Is The US So Behind?

Test, trace, and treat have become three major words when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, but when it comes to stopping a second wave of COVID-19 cases, tracing might be the key. But while other countries have aggressively traced new cases, the United States is still behind, even though companies have access to location data that could help.


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Contact Tracing Worked In Singapore & Taiwan — Why Is The US So Behind?


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25 thoughts on “Contact Tracing Worked In Singapore & Taiwan — Why Is The US So Behind?

  1. I have gone from feeling bad for chinese people for having to wear masks all the time because of how unhealthy their country is, to seeing the whole world look like this. I feel like the native american in that one commercial from the seventies.

  2. I feel like Iceland, Taiwan, and Singapore are all relatively small isolated by water territories where a population's health can be managed more easily than in the half continent that is the USA.

  3. The lady on the skype call is SUPER annoying, and she reminds me a really bad manager I had once. Anyway, I say she shouldn't advocate anything she wouldn't want done to herself and everyone she loves. I guess my point is, while it is great to save lives, no earthly life last forever: so you might as well live free from data-tyranny since a large part of politics, control, and warfare has been about information and misinformation. I want the outcome of this virus to be an awareness of bad government decisions, not an encouragement of it. While another wave of the virus is a logical assumption, any contact tracing should be an emergency voluntary measure when there is an awareness of a particularly bad disease. Especially given this disease is a fluke, once in a 100 years problem. One day at a time people, one day at a time.

  4. the use of technology in contact tracing albeit helpful, is not a necessity. conventional contact tracing via patient history can prove to be as much if not more effective. however, the one key here is EARLY DETECTION and this is where the government steps in. if they are just as 2-3 days late, the implication of that may result in untracable amount of contacts esp in countries where there were little government intervention (ie travel ban etc)

  5. ok hold up. Why is Singapore's containment effort used even though Taiwan is even closer to China and has fewer cases than even Singapore. Just saying that if they were gonna go to the length and call Taiwan a country (meaning they don't fear Chinese censorship), why praise only Singapore when Taiwan has done a much better job than any country in East Asia.

  6. because our idiot leader cares more about his relection than american lives. What was it, a couple weeks ago he said we would have cases down to zero, then a bit later only 10,000 deaths. Now were over 50,000 deaths!

  7. but really, you can't compare SMALL countries with those with HUGE populations. obviously, it is so much easier to do contract tracing when the population is rather small (Iceland, Singapore, and even Taiwan). also, these are SMALL ISLANDS. take Indonesia and the Philippines with THOUSANDS OF ISLANDS. your video i think obfuscates more than it helps…

  8. Well the problem is if the implementations become permanent similar to the Patriot Act implementations which were meant to be temporary.

  9. It is funny to me that people worry about their privacy when they are willingly giving the info to companies like Facebook and Google. those companies know more about you than yourself.

  10. Contact tracing would only work if they caught the disease early, and with news coming out the disease might have been in the country way before the 1st patient was diagnosed on record makes this video and contact tracing pointless.

  11. I am from Singapore and to clarify, we are not force to download the app. In addition, we only have to provide our id number and phone number if we need to enter a place . Mostly importantly the government has been very clear and transparent on how they going to use your information and when these information can be obtain from you.

  12. In korea, when you get the disease. Your last two weeks whereabouts are sent to all people in the area to alert. How can goverment stop the disease when they dont know that info? 850k is the result of "freedom". I call it "not cooperating"

  13. Everyone has this virus in the body k. It's a cold / flu virus. Only hurting the ones they choose. Bad people caused. From the United States k. Nancy pigsty. Excuse my language.

  14. probably won't work well in a country with a large population like the US anyway. Too much contact between too many people at once.

  15. The US government already spies on people. Anyone heard of Edward Snowden? The NSA can already track everyone, so I don't really think this an issue about privacy issues.

  16. "To save lives" is the good emotional reason to 'trade' privacy to government and corporations… what a deadful TRAP !! 1984 Big Brother is not so far guys, be careful /!

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