Virtual Academy Will Train ‘Disease Detectives’ by Tens of Thousands in CA

One of the keys to reopening our economy — and keeping it open — will rest in the hands of  “disease detectives.”

In the medical community, they’re called contact tracers. The name describes exactly how they’ll crack the cases.

It’s estimated that Fresno County alone will need 300 of them. Currently, the county has a fraction of that number.

Testing kits, swabs, ventilators, and reagents have defined the effort to corral the coronavirus pandemic for weeks. Contact tracers are the next big tool... Read more.