Contact Tracing Apps created for coronavirus prevention may also not prevent it, new research claims.
Contact Tracing Apps created for coronavirus prevention may also not prevent it, new research claims. The research, conducted in the UK, has been published in the health journal Lancet on Thursday. Research has said that these apps, as well as social dissing and indoor space, must be closed to prevent viruses. 15 studies were used for research, including more than 4,000 papers.
Researchers at University College London say there is little evidence of automated contact tracing systems working well. The research says that if manual contact tracing is done on a large scale, then it can benefit from the epidemic.
The lead author of this research, Esobal Braithwaite, said that 0 “None of the studies we conducted found evidence of their (automated contact tracing) effectiveness to the real world, and to improve our understanding of how they can support manual contact tracing systems.
Braithwaite also said that reliance on these automated apps also increases the risk of privacy and can exclude older people who are not proficient with technology. Braithwaite said too much reliance on automated contact tracing apps could increase the risk of COVID-19 for vulnerable and digitally excluded groups such as older people and those who have become homeless.