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By admin On Friday, October 9th, 2020

U.S. States Are Rolling Out COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps. Months of Evidence From Europe Shows They’re No Silver Bullet

On Oct. 1, New York state released an app that can notify you if you’ve come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Called “COVID Alert NY,” the app is one of 10 More...

By admin On Thursday, September 24th, 2020

NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s

Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus. BBC News – Health  More...

By admin On Thursday, September 17th, 2020

French president scolds health minister over Covid testing and tracing failures

Health minister Olivier Véran is to resume weekly televised briefings on the Covid-19 situation in France on Thursday, after a reported ticking-off from President Macron.×9/000_1vj4t9_0.jpg  More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Testing and tracing ‘key to schools returning’, scientists say

The UK’s test and trace schemes are not yet good enough to stop a virus resurgence, scientists say. BBC News – Health  More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

In latest coronavirus strategy twist, Sweden will trust infected persons to do their own contact tracing

Sweden’s controversial response to the coronavirus pandemic continues, as the country’s public health agency has announced that Covid-19 patients will be required to carry out their own contact tracing. The More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Contract Tracing in Barcelona Falls Short Amid a New Coronavirus Spike

(BARCELONA, Spain) — When Sonia Ramírez was told by her local clinic that she had tested positive for the coronavirus, she expected to be asked about anyone she had come in close contact with More...

By admin On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

UK turns to Germany in bid to finally get its Covid-19 contact tracing app off the ground, ambassador says

Germany’s ambassador to the UK says British health services have reached out to their German counterparts to find a solution to the UK’s embarrassing predicament over its yet-to-be-launched coronavirus contact More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Sierra Leone: Contact Tracing – Learning Lessons From Sierra Leone

[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist More...

By admin On Friday, June 19th, 2020

U.K. Contact Tracing, India-China Tensions, Stolen Van Gogh: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know. World News  More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

German coronavirus smartphone tracing app goes live

Germany sought to mobilize the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app that seeks to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps in Europe that governments hope will revive More...