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Hang-ups, lies and wrong numbers: Contact
tracers’ uphill fight against COVID-19

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 8/1/2020 4:51:11 PM

A woman in Little Village sobs after learning she is the latest member of her family to test positive for COVID-19. She fears she won’t be able to take care of her grandson. A worker at a West Side food-processing company explains how no precautions are taken to protect employees who are herded into a small room to punch timecards. (Snip) Hundreds of millions of dollars of federal money is being funneled to health departments across Illinois, including those in Chicago and Cook County, to hire hundreds of contact tracers. The state says robust contact tracing of at least 90


By the time they tally-up their contact tracing reports, the virus has long since moved on.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 8/1/2020 5:04:51 PM (No. 496949)
Leave us alone. We get sick we treat with our doctor. Real sick then hospital. Simple.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vesicant 8/1/2020 5:06:20 PM (No. 496950)
This is what you get from the media pushing the lie that Covid is worse than the Black Death. Oops, can I say Black Death anymore?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Corndoggies 8/1/2020 5:37:08 PM (No. 496974)
Our family recently vacationed with my husbands cousins family from TX and he’s positive as well as 3 members of our family. I told everyone to leave my name off their list when asked about who they were in contact with. Been upping my dose of colloidal silver as a precaution.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1 8/1/2020 5:48:15 PM (No. 496985)
I have previously mentioned that as a USAF medic, when working in the laboratory, i had the duty of interviewing patients who had contracted a sexually transmitted disease. The interview was done immediately, upon diagnosis, and I stressed the importance of reporting the sexual contacts the patients had, and sometimes the contacts included the spouse. It took a huge amount of tact to handle such cases. And on one occasion, in France, the airman with gonorrhea could only remember one thing about the Paris prostitute - she wore a mickey mouse wristwatch. And the french public health person found her! \The tracing of Kung Flu contacts is a much different process, and was oversold. I suspect the navigators under Obolacare are taking Kung Flu tracer jobs. They were not effective for Obolacare, and won't be for Kung Flu. A prostitute, for example, will have lots of sexual contacts, but there are limits to her ability to have hundreds or thousands of sexual contacts in a limited amount of time. a person with Kung Flu could have thousands of contacts. tracing would be impossible. There is pandemic money to be made with the tracing jobs, but i doubt there will be a big difference as a result of the money.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/1/2020 5:57:37 PM (No. 496991)
A contact tracer will get no information from me.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MISteve 8/1/2020 6:20:10 PM (No. 497010)
We Americans just have this thing about talking to the Stasi. This isn’t going to work!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 8/1/2020 6:21:21 PM (No. 497013)
Contact tracer finds me, all they get is name, rank and serial number.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SavageRider 8/1/2020 6:40:02 PM (No. 497033)
If I get sick, I will not get tested. If I am sick enough to go to the hospital, they will insist on a test. If I test positive, I will contact the people who need to know. The government nannies don't help anything and tracing is just make busy work.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/1/2020 6:48:19 PM (No. 497041)
Cry me a river tracers. Like most other Americans I don't need your nose in my business. If I've committed a crime bring a warrant. Otherwise get the hell of my lawn.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: hershey 8/1/2020 8:52:26 PM (No. 497115)
Contact tracers, a make work job for liberals to buy more votes....
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 8/1/2020 9:06:36 PM (No. 497119)
In early March, at least a week before all of the "bans" were enacted, my husband had a coworker with him in the enclosed two person cab of his work truck. He told me when he got home that she was coughing so bad he thought her eyeballs would pop out of her head. Of course she tested positive for covid a few days later. My husband, who just turned 65 and has type II diabetes, was never was effected, none of the others on the work crew were effected either and they all worked in close proximity to each other every day. The "funny" part of the story is that almost every job they had in March was cleaning and sanitizing office buildings, churches and schools against the virus. She is still the only employee who tested positive to date.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 8/1/2020 9:09:59 PM (No. 497122)
Apologies for a second post...I failed to mention that all agreed to keep their mouths shut, unless they started to have the same symptoms. No one could afford to stay home.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Norway 8/1/2020 9:12:32 PM (No. 497123)
'Contact tracers' are designed to morph into communist 'minders,' The person who represents the Party, who keeps tabs on everyone on their block. I had a friend who escaped from Cuba. he told me about these communist party rats whose official job was to spy on their neighbors for the party. China has them, too. Front line enforcers as in, "Do what I say or Ima tell Dad on you when he gets home!"
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared 8/1/2020 9:24:54 PM (No. 497128)
Who do you trust more, your own common sense or the people conducting tests for the government?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: KatieJo 8/2/2020 7:23:43 AM (No. 497268)
Good plan #3, colloidal silver is amazing! The FDA is after them again, going after the silver generators. They don't want us to have something that works and is inexpensive. Just like Hydroxychloroquine.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: doctorfixit 8/2/2020 9:18:53 AM (No. 497405)
Contact tracing, like masks, is worthless.
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