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- In mid-March Lyle and I got excited about contact tracing. As a
tech person, the natural way of taking on contact tracing is via
- A protocol we
- A expository
discussion of contact tracing using technology.
- A letter
to push Europe to not give up on privacy.
- And an App to
implement these ideas.
- I have used these cartons as a basis for a
fun little talk.
- But, it actually is more important to do tracing by hand with tracers
talking to infected people instead of by using technology:
- A position
paper on general contact tracing to get us out of lock down.
- A letter we wrote
targeted to Washington State.
for opening. (And some more mathmatical background on How many tests will it take to
open one city. This is a work in progress by mostly Sham Kakade, John
Langford and me.)
- The bottom line is that we need about 120 million fast PCR tests
to open up the whole of the USA. They don't have to be very accurate.
This requires focusing on
those areas that are currently the least infected to get us opened as
fast as possible.
- Looking at deaths
over time by state, or infections,
it is not obvious that things are going down under lock down. Is
there any reason to believe it will decrease with Trace and Testing?
"When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a
psychosis and gets a religious tax exemption instead." Ronald DeSousa
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