The UK is paying contact tracers $12 an hour to do nothing because of chaotic training and problems as banal as not being able to log in

The rollout of the UK’s coronavirus contact tracing system has been beset by problems, including data breaches, delays and confused trainees.  A contact tracer told The Guardian that a virtual training session had one teacher for around 100 trainees, where “nobody really had any idea” what the job was about.  He passed one shift, at a rate of around $12 per hour, being told to wait for further instructions. None came. Another trainee told the paper that she had been unable to log in for three days. It is unclear if these problems are widespread across the

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