My idea is that this will be difficult to manage and may be open to abuse. Unsure of it's accuracy. What happens when someone is pinged to say they have been near someone with an infection? Do they immediately self isolate or is there a test at that point ?If they have been working who pays their wage if they have to be off work - possibly numerous times. There are too many variables and in the main is protecting the sector of the community who least need protecting but are the most tech savvy, so therefore will have the app. The elderly in particular are unlikely in the main to be comfortable with this technology. I have heard it does not distinguish between walls etc. I at the moment do not have much confidence that it will be truly effective. I hope I am wrong.
Why the contribution is important
I feel if we put too much importance on the app, the importance of the other safety measures will diminish.
by Elainey on May 05, 2020 at 07:44PM