App for COVID-19 contact tracing faces hurdles, generational divide over privacy concerns


Publish Date:
October 16, 2020
ABC 7 News
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“To get the level of benefit that would be needed to really bring the pandemic fully under control, you would need high levels of participation. 60, 70, 80 percent,”

“At 75 percent adoption of digital contact tracing, we get the benefits we need between 56 and 81% reduction in infections, about the same level reduction in deaths,”

“There’s going to be another virus, and wouldn’t it be great to have a system like this stood up in time for it to be actually helpful in preventing the kinds of losses we’ve seen this time around,”

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