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How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus?

Mar 28, 2020 - The New York Times

Amid calls for more transparency, a debate is raging among public health experts over how much data on the spread of the virus should be released.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — When the first case of the coronavirus in Silicon Valley was discovered in late January, health officials were faced with a barrage of questions: What city did the patient live in? Who had he come in contact with? Which health clinic had he visited before he knew he was infected?

Dr. Sara Cody, the chief health officer...