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Why can’t we train enough unemployed people to reach a reasonable goal of hiring and training the needed 20,000 contact tracers in California?

By Bonnie Allen

I’m sure 20,000 of the unemployed would love to get back to work and would have the skills to do the training and the job. And California could divert their unemployment benefits to the contact-tracing budget. The sooner we ramp up contact tracing to beat the coronavirus, the sooner we can all get back to work.

Re “California readies army of coronavirus detectives”; May 4, 2020

With so many Californians out of work and drawing unemployment, why can’t we train enough of those people to reach a reasonable goal of hiring and training the needed 20,000 contact tracers in California, in addition to the ones we have now?

I’m sure 20,000 of the unemployed would love to get back to work and would have the skills to do the training and the job. And California could divert their unemployment benefits to the contact-tracing budget. The sooner we ramp up contact tracing to beat the coronavirus, the sooner we can all get back to work.

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