Governments and private companies — from California and the U.K. to Apple and Google — race to create apps that track COVID-19 infections. As far as we know, they currently rely on voluntary reporting by people who test positive for the novel coronavirus.
Will you download the COVID-19 app — perhaps called iKaren — to save the world? Will you report your positive test, or change your behavior when you get a proximity alert?
The Second Wave is Here. Have You Installed the COVID Alert App
[Joshua Gans, The Conversation, September 24, 2020]