By James Toomey
As states across the U.S. contemplate another lockdown to curb rising COVID-19 infections, it’s clear that we need to do something differently this time to ensure that our sacrifices are not wasted when we emerge.
To that end, we should try a crowdsourced, privately-run, anonymous, voluntary, and collaborative approach to contact tracing.
We’ve heard it countless times and in countless ways: the United States has failed at contact tracing. The technique, which has been effective at limiting transmission in many other countries, has plainly failed to contain the spread of the virus here.