Successful Contact Tracing Means Rebuilding Trust

Contact tracing is considered a linchpin in the fight against COVID-19. To work, it requires a level of trust between communities and authorities that doesn’t exist in the face of systemic racism against Black Americans.
 
Aggressive police crackdowns against anti-racism protesters are just one recent example, following a history of racist medical experiments and glaring health disparities. All this contributes to a justifiable hesitation to share information, writes Katelyn Esmonde of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
 
How to rebuild trust? For one, coronavirus-related legislation should bar law enforcement and immigration authorities from accessing digital contact tracing data.
 
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