Date Archive

  • 2023
  • 2022

Go for Zero: Victoria’s Ambitious Approach to COVID-19   

April 19, 2021

Paige Kleidermacher   When the second wave of COVID-19 hit, the Australian state of Victoria adopted a uniquely strong stance. The Victorian government was not satisfied with only “slowing the…

COVID-19 Experiences: Introduction & First Interview  

March 31, 2021

Paige Kleidermacher & Lily Li Numbers are vital to understanding the pandemic. Case numbers, hospitalization rates, and contact tracing app download rates all provide irreplaceable information that guides our responses…

Collection and Use of Students’ Personal Data for COVID-19 Response at Duke University 

March 21, 2021

Emily Breneisen, Ana Martinez, Ayana Chowdhary, Jerry Xin     Our Bass Connections team set out to delve into the details of the data management practices outlined in the Duke Compact to…

COVID-19 Contact Tracing in North Carolina

March 14, 2021

Authors: Nima Agah, Devan Desai, Annabel Howell, Samia Noor, and Kenneth Rogerson Contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic is both a blessing and a curse. It can find people who…

Insights: Working as a Contact Tracer

March 7, 2021

By Joslin Coggan I worked as a contact tracer and case investigator in Colorado during the months of July and August 2020. I was hired along with around 350 other…

Regional Approaches to COVID-19 Contact Tracing

February 26, 2021

Regional Approaches to COVID-19 Contact Tracing Jaymi Thibault, MPP Candidate 2021, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy   As of February 2021, 22 states have developed mobile contact tracing…

Comparing Centralized & Decentralized Contact-Tracing Approaches

February 21, 2021

Over the course of the 2020-21 academic year, this Bass Connections project focuses on the “privacy implication of COVID-19 contact tracing apps”. Students in the team investigate multiple aspects of…