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.

Comments +


Post a Comment

Restricted HTML

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Back to top