2 thoughts on “Corona trade-offs: some issues with “test, test, test” and “track and trace””

  1. Posted 16/04/2020 at 16:26 | Permalink

    Article needs a re-written 2 days after it was written Google and Apple laid out how to do the tracing app without anyone’s location data being kept on a private database.

    Method is:

    Download app
    Phone detects and logs when it has come into sustained contact with other phones which have the app via blue tooth
    When someone tests/believes themselves to be positive they notify a central database which records only an anonymised phone ID.
    Users phones scan database and notify user if they have been near a phone which is flags as belonging to an infectious person

  2. Posted 18/04/2020 at 14:29 | Permalink

    Surely, the “early decision [by health authorities] to centralise testing to a single Public Health England (PHE) laboratory” was NOT a Government decision – it was a PHE decision?

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