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Is Contact Tracing Getting Enough Attention in U.S. Coronavirus Response?

This blog examines the role of contact tracing in the U.S. coronavirus response. Contact tracing is going to be a crucial piece of the puzzle for eventually suppressing and containing the virus, allowing people to congregate in public, and letting people go back to work again. But policymakers have, so far, not focused much on scaling up contact tracing capabilities. Capabilities needed include resources and trained staff for traditional contact tracing efforts, which can be supplemented with technological approaches through mobile phones and apps.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 on PEPFAR Countries

The COVID-19 has exacted a significant toll on the global economy. This new analysis looks at the economic impacts in PEPFAR countries finding that these countries generally fared worse than their economic and regional peers. In addition, the projected economic growth in these countries remains below pre-pandemic levels.

PEPFAR and Sustained Epidemic Control

This analysis provides an initial look at how PEPFAR is currently defining and approaching sustained epidemic control at the country level.

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