LA County reduced COVID-19 contact tracing as supercontagious BA.5 increases | app

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LOS ANGELES — After Julianne Cline came out and was tested for COVID-19 in June, text messages and voicemails quickly piled up from contact tracers in Los Angeles County who wanted to speak to her.

Cline, 32, ignored them. She’d been sick for days, and by the time she woke up from bed to get officially tested, it seemed like “by the time they did contact tracing, it would have been so long these people would probably have Already gotten sick,” said the Manhattan Beach resident.

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