Here is a short piece I wrote after reading everything I could get my hands on related to app-based contact tracing.
- App-based contact tracing is a distraction, possibly a dangerous one.
- There is zero evidence that app-based contact tracing helps with contact tracing.
- Without a solid testing infrastructure in place, app-based contact tracing is totally useless.
- App-based contact tracing is impractical: (a) it requires a 70% or more adoption rate, which cannot be achieved; and (b) there are too many edge cases leading to both false positives and false negatives
Comments are welcome.