April 19, 2021

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

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…

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March 31, 2021

COVID-19 Experiences: Introduction & First Interview  

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…

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March 21, 2021

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

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…

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March 14, 2021

COVID-19 Contact Tracing in North Carolina

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…

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March 7, 2021

Insights: Working as a Contact Tracer

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…

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February 26, 2021

Regional Approaches to COVID-19 Contact Tracing

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…

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February 21, 2021

Comparing Centralized & Decentralized Contact-Tracing Approaches

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…

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