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Emily Gurley

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

by Emily Gurley

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Emily Gurley

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This informative course from infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Gurley outlines the key methods, skills, and ethical considerations for COVID-19 contact tracers.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing

by Emily Gurley

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Emily Gurley

Overview

COVID-19 spreads quickly from person to person, so interrupting the spread is an important part of fighting the pandemic. Thousands of positions for contact tracers have opened up across the world as a part of this public health effort.

Dr. Emily Gurley is an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins University who is dedicated to reducing the burden of disease worldwide. Dr. Gurley is a leading researcher and educator on infectious diseases and COVID-19 contact tracing.

In the course COVID-19 Contact Tracing, Dr. Gurley debunks common myths about COVID-19 and explains how contact tracers help to reduce transmission. This course details how to conduct contact tracing, how to work empathetically with cases and contacts, and the ethics of contact tracing programs.

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"Case investigations and contact tracing provide a public good. But we always have to balance this with respect for privacy, autonomy, and confidentiality."

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Emily Gurley

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