Last April, Apple and Google surprised the world by collaborating on features to turn our smartphones into contact tracing systems. How did that work out then?
At the start of the month, fresh cases in England were doubling every 9 days. They’re now worse that US states like Florida at its worst. Are they improving though?
Public Health England’s own data now show that fresh cases of Covid-19 are doubling in England every 9 days – something obscured by its recent errors.
Over the summer, the UK has seen steady rises in the number of new cases, but still hasn’t done anything effective to address its Second Wave. Why not?
Both New Zealand and England have adopted QR codes in their smartphone apps to prevent spread of Covid-19. How do they work?
Even the ‘successful’ contact tracing apps have fallen well below expectations, and incapable of discovering their effectiveness.
What has technology done for us over the last three months of pandemic? A look back with the wisdom of hindsight, and a pub menu.
Is the big problem not privacy at all, nor waking up to contacts, but inaccuracy in Bluetooth measuring distance? And how successful is contact tracing?
What are the options now for managing Covid-19 infection? Shouldn’t we protect the privacy of data above all else?
Did you think the UK was launching a smartphone contact tracing app? So did I, and have been trialling it. So when will it be released? Does it even work?