New York is not going to let the COVID-19 coronavirus spread without a trace. Make that multiple traces. In fact, make that many, many, many traces.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced the launch of a massive contact tracing program in an effort to better contain the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). How massive? How about larger-than-any-contact-tracing-effort-that’s-been-attempted-before-in-the-U.S. massive?
It is a sign of the times that Cuomo had to include a slide that said: “But we can’t be stupid.” After all, there are other people out there pushing to re-open businesses without at the same time providing a specific plan on how exactly to stop the virus when social distancing measures are relaxed.