Contact Tracing the Coronavirus – Part I – 44th Street Podcast

New York City Bar Association · Contact Tracing the Coronavirus – Part I

Heather Hatcher, of the City Bar’s Health Law Committee and Science & Law Committee; Wesley Paisley, Secretary of the City Bar’s Information Technology and Cyberlaw Committee; and Tim Peterson, a member of the City Bar’s IT and Cyberlaw committee, speak with Professor Joseph Ali and Dr. Brian Hutler of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Listen on Apple Podcasts here or Google Podcasts here.

  1. Panelists
    1. Professor Joseph Ali
    2. Dr. Brian Hutler

  2. Resources
    1. Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resources
    2. Report: Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response
      1. Full Report
      2. Kindle Link (Free)
Segment Start Time
History and Evolution of Contact Tracing 0:02:00
International Historical Example of Contact Tracing 0:04:45
Stigma to Contract Tracing 0:05:55
Role of Public Health Officials with Digital Contact Tracing 0:08:09
Political Will to Employ Contact Tracing Digital Technology 0:11:51
Overview of Options and Recommendations 0:16:09
Overview of Apple and Google Efforts 0:21:16
The Decentralized Nature of Contact Tracing, and, Does it Work? 0:27:11
Law Enforcement Using Data 0:31:36
Stigma Historically Affecting Certain Populations – How does it affect homeless today? 0:34:59
Private Incentives to Supply Homeless Digital Contact Tracing Devices 0:44:53
Alternatives to Google/Apple Digital Contact Tracing Partnership 0:50:01
Spplementary Technologies: The Taiwan Experience 0:53:53
Voluntary C-19 Posting Status on Social Media 0:55:21
User Consent / Terms of Conditions for Apps 0:55:36
Mandatory App Usage in US? 1:00:34
Efficacy / Effectiveness of Contact Tracing Apps 1:05:13
Alternate Lead Digital Contact Tracing Entities (i.e., states, large employers) to Take Leads 1:08:23
Responsible Use of Tracking Technologies 1:14:57
Evidence that Digital Contact Tracing Works? 1:20:25
Process of Tech Development Hindering Identification of Vulnerable Populations 1:23:19
Scaling Digital Contact Tracing and Recommendations for State Government 1:23:59
Optimism About Digital Contact Tracing 1:28:59
NBA Bubble and Other Similar Efforts 1:33:00
Where Can Listeners Get a Copy of the Report? 1:34:41
Are Cities the Correct Governmental Entities to Deal with Pandemics? 1:35:42