COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Experts Warn They Can’t Control The Virus’ Spread If People Don’t Answer Contact Tracing Questions – CBS Pittsburgh

For the second day in a row, Allegheny County hit 500 new coronavirus cases. This high case number is overwhelming the contact tracers as they try to pinpoint the hot zones. “At this point, I would say the whole United States is a hot zone; 180,000 new cases a day, it’s everywhere,” said Dr. Tariq Cheema. Dr. Cheema is on the front lines when it comes to COVID-19 patients at Allegheny General Hospital. “There are some people who have been trying their best to do the right thing and they still get COVID. Those are the types of folks who have the anger: ‘why did I get it?’ The disappointment one is maybe someone who maybe dropped the ball once, they weren’t as careful as they should have been, they went to a restaurant once and got COVID,” Dr. Cheema said. The biggest problem across the board is the guilt. “It’s a real thing, COVID guilt. People test positive, they’re concerned about their loved ones and there’s a sense of guilt they may have done something or been at a party or in a public space and contracted the disease and may have transmitted it to a loved one,” Dr. Cheema said. It’s an issue contact tracers are running into as people are fearful of sharing the whole truth

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