Germany’s early, strong push on contact tracing may be helping the country keep COVID-19 deaths—10 per 100,000 people—comparatively low. The US has seen almost 3 times as many deaths; France and Britain, more than 4 and 5½ times, respectively. Germany’s approach—…

As the US grapples with the need for “an army” of 100,000 contact tracers, a free online course aims to get Americans trained for the task. Before the pandemic, just 2,200 contact tracers were working in the US, The Washington post.

Identifying people who have been infected with COVID-19 and reaching those they may have infected will require 100,000 additional workers in US cities and states, according to a $3.6 billion plan released April 10.