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A language-matching model to improve equity and efficiency of COVID-19 contact tracing

Lisa Lu, Benjamin Anderson, Raymond Ha, Alexis D'Agostino, Sarah L Rudman, Derek Ouyang, Daniel E Ho
2021
Contact tracing is a pillar of COVID-19 response, but language access and equity have posed major obstacles.  ...  These findings have important implications for reducing social disparities in COVID-19; improving equity in healthcare access; and, more broadly, leveling language differences in public services.  ...  We thank Jessica Vazquez, Alison Sikola, Sara Stahlberg, Udari Perera, Theodora Fries, and Miriam Woodward for terrific help in implementing the language-matching intervention; Ruth Marinshaw, Valerie  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.2109443118 pmid:34686604 pmcid:PMC8639369 fatcat:4avnmn3oinhxzkwf5ommgjqkdu

COVID-19: digital contact tracing technologies and ethical challenges

Jayakrishnan Thayyil, Vidya Kuniyil, Jeeja Mathummal Cherumanalil
2020 International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health  
Digital contact tracing technologies (DCTT) are used in public health surveillance to support rapid reporting, data management and analysis with the intention to improve the efficacy of the health system  ...  Globally 47 contact tracing apps are available and for maximally effective for contact identification it should be adopted by 60-75% of a country's population.  ...  role in supporting contact tracing for COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20203027 fatcat:dyocw7fkevah5acm2yl6ao5tie

Beyond contact-tracing: The public value of eHealth application in a pandemic

Paolo Gerli, Emmanuel Ogiemwonyi Arakpogun, Ziad Elsahn, Femi Olan, Karla Simone Prime
2021 Government Information Quarterly  
improve the quality of healthcare services and social wellbeing.  ...  Area (EEA) and outline how these systems and technologies map against four dimensions of public value: user orientation, participation, legality and equity.  ...  The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.giq.2021.101581 fatcat:gp7qrzcjpbeqjm67s5pr6invdq

Safely opening schools: artificial intelligence techniques to control transmission of COVID-19

Azza Sarfraz, Zouina Sarfraz, Donald Hathaway III, Sarabjot Singh Makkar, Trissa Paul, Alanna Barrios, Muzna Sarfraz, Gaurav Patel, Nazma Hanif, Hafiza Hussain, Zainab Nadeem, Michael Talalaev (+1 others)
2021 International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health  
Artificial intelligence techniques and similar digital technologies are promising applications for surveillance systems, contact tracing, and pandemic planning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  , and prediction potential COVID-19 outbreaks at schools.  ...  The applications of the AISOS model are noted as; COVID-19 surveillance, namely contact tracing, thermal imaging, remote monitoring, wearable sensors, school response including health planning and preparing  ... 
doi:10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20210029 fatcat:seec6gv43nev7iy6s2uleemkka

Appraisal of a Contact Tracing Training Program for COVID-19 in Greece Focusing on Vulnerable Populations

Elena Riza, Eleni Kakalou, Evangelia Nitsa, Ioannis Hodges-Mameletzis, Paraskevi Goggolidou, Agis Terzidis, Eleni Cardoso, Karl Philipp Puchner, Zisimos Solomos, Anastasia Pikouli, Eleni-Panagiota Stoupa, Christina Kakalou (+2 others)
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Contact tracing efforts work best in a systematic and coordinated way and the provision of systematic and organised training can greatly increase its effectiveness.  ...  Contact tracing as an epidemiological strategy has repeatedly contributed to the containment of various past epidemics and succeeded in controlling the spread of disease in the community.  ...  MODULE 2 : 2 Contact tracing for COVID-19 prevention: the following areas were covered: ▶ Describe what contact tracing is and how it stops transmission of SARS-CoV-2; ▶ Define a case of COVID-19 and a  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18179257 pmid:34501844 fatcat:pe45sql3sffebdw6ghlmkjm53q

Vaccine Prioritisation Using Bluetooth Exposure Notification Apps [article]

Mark D Penney, Yigit Yargic, Lee Smolin, Edward W Thommes, Madhur Anand, Chris T Bauch
2020 medRxiv   pre-print
To compare vaccination strategies we introduce a novel and widely generalizable measure of vaccination efficiency.  ...  The results of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials suggest that an end to the pandemic is within reach.  ...  Acknowledgements We acknowledge support from the National Sciences and  ... 
doi:10.1101/2020.12.14.20248186 fatcat:wvgzosptcbef5bxyozbifactzu

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on California farmworkers: Better local data collection and reporting will improve strategic response

Edward Kissam
2020 Statistical Journal of the IAOS  
promising approaches to improve representativeness of test-derived data on COVID-19 by making it easier to access testing and support services, coupled with messaging to broaden farmworkers' and other  ...  The analysis includes a quantitative estimate of the impact COVID-19 has on farmworker households and highlights how socioeconomic factors and housing conditions give rise to health disparities.  ...  and effective interventions to combat COVID-19 in communities of farmworkers and immigrants.  ... 
doi:10.3233/sji-200763 fatcat:jmi5njc22jcsppvcurdfzvbm54

Modelling the health and economic impacts of different testing and tracing strategies for COVID-19 in the UK

Tim Colbourn, William Waites, David Manheim, Derek Foster, Simone Sturniolo, Mark Sculpher, Cliff C Kerr, Greg Colbourn, Cam Bowie, Keith M Godfrey, Julian Peto, Rochelle A Burgess (+15 others)
2020 F1000Research  
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is resurgent in the UK and health and economic costs of the epidemic continue to rise.  ...  Methods: We combine modelling, economic analysis and a user-friendly interface to contrast the impact and costs of different testing strategies: two levels of testing within the current test-trace-isolate  ...  rate (IFR) and the testing and tracing levels to constrain the model to mimic the reality of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK until November 07, 2020.  ... 
doi:10.12688/f1000research.27980.1 fatcat:uebkp2ubfreqrpxth5fk3ks2e4

Best Practice Guidance for Digital Contact Tracing Apps: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of the Literature. (Preprint)

James O'Connell, Manzar Abbas, Sarah Beecham, Jim Buckley, Muslim Chochlov, Brian Fitzgerald, Liam Glynn, Kevin Johnson, John Laffey, Bairbre McNicholas, Bashar Nuseibeh, Michael O'Callaghan (+10 others)
2021 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
Digital contact tracing apps (DCTAs) have the potential to augment contact tracing systems and disrupt Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) transmission by rapidly identifying secondary cases prior to the onset  ...  recommendations and the number of contact alert receivers who subsequently are tested positive for COVID-19.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was supported by Science Foundation Ireland grants 20/COV/0133 and 13/RC/2094.  ... 
doi:10.2196/27753 pmid:34003764 fatcat:7ksr7g6dqjaqfa33hiefhaoa3a

The RADx Tech Deployment Core: A Model for Academic/Government Based Support of Large-Scale Manufacturing and Implementation of Medical Technologies

Brian Walsh, Annette Hosoi, Manuel Kingsley, Susan Moreira, Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Paul Tessier, Nancy Gagliano
2021 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology  
The Deployment Core, therefore, quickly scaled a team to help to complete the picture and provide guidance to end users and ultimately help shape public policy around a useful data model.  ...  This paper explores how the approach, process, and learnings of the RADxSM Tech Deployment Core in its support of manufacturing, deployment, and implementation of medical technologies is creating a replicable  ...  Zainal, MS, Ph.D, and all the many RADx team members who contributed to the success of the RADx Deployment Core fulfilling its goals.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ojemb.2021.3070822 pmid:34192288 pmcid:PMC8118688 fatcat:uwpwhueihjaola4q4dortodlgy

Responding to pandemics and other disease outbreaks in homeless populations: A review of the literature and content analysis

Jordan Babando, Danika A Quesnel, Kyler Woodmass, Arielle Lomness, John R Graham
2021 Health and Social Care in the community  
Considering the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we recognised a lack of synthesis amongst the available literature pertaining to the intersections of homelessness and pandemic response and planning.  ...  Although this review is inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, our intention was to produce relevant recommendations to for all current and future outbreaks and pandemics more generally.  ...  Equitable pandemic preparedness and rapid response: Lessons from COVID-19 for pandemic health equity.  ... 
doi:10.1111/hsc.13380 pmid:33825271 pmcid:PMC8251050 fatcat:yqyvz6a6srbvnh5tzzu32n3qgy

Comparative analysis of China's Health Code, Australia's COVIDSafe and New Zealand's COVID Tracer Surveillance Apps: a new corona of public health governmentality?

Fan Yang, Luke Heemsbergen, Robbie Fordyce
2020 Media International Australia: Incorporating Culture & Policy  
Based on a comparative analysis of the selected apps and the political economy that surrounds their code and implementation, we argue that there is a new corona of surveillance to address COVID-19 crises  ...  The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown of cities worldwide generated a dramatic increase in the use of public health trac(k)ing technologies.  ...  in 1968 and the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic (Tognotti, 2013) , suggests that nationstates had reason to extensively embed NPIs of social distancing and contact tracing during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic into  ... 
doi:10.1177/1329878x20968277 fatcat:2gpa76ltjvfdvnlgshmfxnmu4u

COVID-19 Countermeasures and Passengers' Confidence of Urban Rail Travel in Bangkok

Varameth Vichiensan, Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Sudarat Kamnerdsap
2021 Sustainability  
Contact tracing application was also found to raise awareness and confidence.  ...  The objectives of this study were to evaluate COVID-19 countermeasures of Bangkok's urban rail from passengers' viewpoints and examine its influence on passenger's confidence.  ...  Acknowledgments: Sincere thank is due to Wiroj Rujopakarn, Kasetsart University, for invaluable advice on the structural equation modeling technique.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13169377 fatcat:t5nvlr6pm5a6pfbshpvvvjhtpi

Blockchain Enabled Transparent and Anti-Counterfeiting Supply of COVID-19 Vaccine Vials

Harsha Chauhan, Deepali Gupta, Sheifali Gupta, Aman Singh, Hani Moaiteq Aljahdali, Nitin Goyal, Irene Delgado Noya, Seifedine Kadry
2021 Vaccines  
In this paper the authors have proposed a solution based on blockchain to increase the security and transparency in the tracing of COVID-19 vaccination vials.  ...  The proposed solution will help to generate a tamper-proof and secure environment for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccination vials.  ...  Use cases related to technology like blockchain can help to manage the pandemic of COVID-19 by tracing contacts, data sharing of patients, supply and distribution management are presented in [33] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/vaccines9111239 pmid:34835170 pmcid:PMC8620123 fatcat:efjtfq2kgzcmpjbxkvddoagzwu

A NOAA Fisheries science perspective on the conditions during and post COVID-19: Challenges, observations, and some possible solutions, or why the future is upon us

Jason S Link, Francisco E. Werner, Kevin Werner, John Walter, Mark Strom, Michael P Seki, Franklin Schwing, Jeremy Rusin, Clay E Porch, Kenric Osgood, Karl Moline, Richard D Methot (+10 others)
2020 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences  
Many fisheries and marine science organizations are working to determine how to meet their missions in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.  ...  We need to find ways to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our mission and also to glean information from our responses while in the midst of the crisis.  ...  Apple and Google have also announced its partnership to develop a contact tracing technology to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.1139/cjfas-2020-0346 fatcat:soaxigdrlzc7tcjtgksllaaapm
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