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Coronavirus Spreads Quickly. These People Are Racing Against The Clock To Stop It

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

For epidemiology expert Dr Freya Jephcott, the most important weapon against coronavirus Covid-19 isn't hand gel, masks or soap - it's your phone book. There have been nine confirmed UK cases of the potentially deadly infection so far, and the battle by health professionals to contain it has so far centred around contact tracing. Whenever someone is diagnosed, experts face a race against time to identify the people they might have infected - before those people spread the illness themselves without knowing. There are currently about 400 Public Health England staff on standby across the...
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