Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Despite promise, few in US adopting COVID-19 exposure apps

Six months ago, Apple and Google introduced a new smartphone tool designed to notify people who might have been exposed to the coronavirus, without disclosing any personal information. But for the most part, Americans haven't ...

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DC debuts smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure alert system

The nation's capital has become one of the first jurisdictions in the country to employ a new COVID-19 notification system, a joint Google-Apple venture that delivers alerts to people's phones, notifying them that they may ...

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Britain finally launches virus app in England and Wales

The British government on Thursday finally launches its troubled smartphone app to help track the coronavirus in England and Wales—four months behind schedule and with cases once again surging.

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As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe's plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due ...

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Varying degrees of success for coronavirus apps in Europe

Designed to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus by automatically tracing the contacts of infected people, Covid-19 tracking applications have encountered a series of challenges since their launch, from privacy ...

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