A mobile coronavirus tracing app could help to significantly slow the rate of virus transmission if it is built and released quickly, scientists claim. Researchers from Oxford University have been studying how COVID-19 is transmitted and whether mobile apps could help slow the spread. In a report for NHSX and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the Oxford bioethicists say a rapidly built app could bring countries out of lockdown safely. The UK government is working on a mobile app that is expected to use bluetooth to identify who coronavirus patients have been in contact with to then trace them. Oxford researchers haven’t built an app but say if they were to build one it would use the bluetooth technology being proposed by the NHS. Scroll down for video A number of coronavirus apps are already available for iPhone and Android including one produced with support from the NHS to track symptoms – not just for coronavirus but generally Researchers say time is of the essence when it comes to getting the most out of a virus tracing app and it should be launched quickly. A bluetooth-based app would be enough to meet the requirements of slowing the spread and… Read full this story
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