Sep 16, 2020
Local nurse practitioner and public health educator Karen Wolf talks to Sam about how the history of contact tracing & quarantine relate to our current moment. Karen answers questions like:
-Are local universities Susquehanna and Bucknell really testing students' poop for COVID viral load?
-How does government-led contact tracing work?
-How has the stigma of disease led the USA to develop a system of health privacy?
-What happens when you get a call from the Department of Health telling you and your family to quarantine for 14 days.
**UPDATE: the COVID Alert PA contact tracing app is now available**
PA Department of Health
PA Department of Education
Science topics referenced
Bucknell University COVID response assessment/updates by Prof. Ken Field, head of the Biology Department (the discussion of this wound up getting edited out but this was also referenced in the early September WKOK Sunrise Show discussion)
Image Courtesy of Erie County Historical Society