Contact Tracing: a game of big numbers in the time of COVID-19

@article{Kim2020ContactTA,
  title={Contact Tracing: a game of big numbers in the time of COVID-19},
  author={Hyunju Kim and Ayan Paul},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
  year={2020}
}
One of the more widely advocated solutions to slowing down the spread of COVID-19 has been automated contact tracing. Since proximity data can be collected by personal mobile devices, the natural proposal has been to use this for contact tracing as this provides a major gain over a manual implementation. In this work, we study the characteristics of automated contact tracing and its effectiveness for mapping the spread of a pandemic due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2. We highlight the… 

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