Spam calls are hindering efforts to contact trace and track Covid-19


This is a real bummer. CNN reports that COVID-19 contact tracing efforts are being hindered by non-specific Caller ID and that some folks being called believe the calls are scams trying to phish personal information out of them. And what about people like me, that block calls from unknown numbers thanks to the onslaught of third-party vehicle warranty and bogus vacation offer spam calls? Oof, I never thought of any of this when I made my assumptions about how contract tracing must work.

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