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Digital Contact Tracing: Case Study from Spain

2021 31 Jan

A new research looks into the use of digital contact tracing (DCT) technologies during the pandemic, based on a real-life controlled experiment in Spain.   You might also like : Automated Contact Tracing: Is It Efficient?   While several countries have deployed DCT applications, to date there is no evidence that such digital... Read more

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U.K. Public Attitudes to Tracking and Immunity Passports

2021 24 Jan

The overwhelming majority of people in the UK support the use of co-location tracking technologies and introduction of immunity passports by the authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19, a new study shows (Lewandowsky et al. 2021) .   You might also like: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)? COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’... Read more

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Software Identifies COVID-19 Super Carriers

2020 16 Mar

A Polish company has developed software that deploys data to identify people at risk of carrying COVID-19.   The firm, DataWalk, taps into data like immigration records, mobile phone data and data about affected individuals to identify potential ‘super carriers’ who resist the disease and are unaware how widely they can infect others.... Read more

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Short read: If cyber infection created disease, we'd be dead. Taking it seriously?

2018 01 Aug

It was in the late 1840s when Ignaz Semmelweis, as head of the maternity services in a Vienna hospital, observed that women cared for by physicians were more likely to die (13-18%) from infection than women cared for by midwives (2%). Recognising that infection control was critical, he implemented mandatory handwashing that brought mortality rate... Read more