Contact Tracing

Nicky Case has a wonderful, easy to understand explanation of how we could implement contact tracing without Big Brother issues. We certainly don’t know everything about COVID-19, but we do know that limiting infection is a powerful weapon. A problem with infectious diseases is that the infection frequently is “passed on” before the person realizes that they are indeed infectious. This would be a way to help prevent infections from continuing while still protecting our privacy.

Apple and Google have announced that they are partnering on contact tracing. It seems as though this is the methodology that they will be following. Apple notes that they will be utilizing Bluetooth and Cryptology.

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