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New smitteapp get it hard

The coming days and weeks, the government and the health authorities in denmark, invest a lot of effort and even more money to get you to download the new corona-smitteapp called 'contagion|stop'.

It's just been launched at a news conference with health and ældreminister Magnus Heunicke (S) and shall operate as an anonymous digital detective, who can warn, if you have been near an infected. And there is the need to get the danes to use the app.

- Our goal is of course, that as many people as possible to download the here app. For the more that do it, the better it works, he says.

contact tracing is essential if we are to have a society that is open. And the weapons we can use to track down the unknown smittekæder, he explains and highlights the contagion happened at a big demonstration the other day.

- Here your app will be an important complement to the tracing.

See also: Now you can download new infection app

the Experience of other countries, which have launched similar apps, shows, however, that the app get it hard. Among others on the Island, where the app otherwise is relatively widespread in the population, has the effect namely been extremely limited.

the Authorities here are close to calling it useless compared with the effect of targeted, manual smittesporing, where among other things, people in at-risk groups are tracked.

- I will say that it has proved serviceable in some few cases.

- But it does not have to be a 'game changer' for us, says Gestur Pálmason, who is responsible for the digital smittesporing on the Island for the Technology Review.

In Germany, launched the authorities on Monday the country's new app to smittespore. Thursday followed the united kingdom after. Photo: Hannibal Hanschke/Ritzau Scanpix

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the Same experience in Australia, where the country's smitteapp otherwise was sold as a vital weapon in the fight against corona. According to The Guardian, there was in the end of may and only found a single infected.

the Problem is that the people here have been skeptical of the app's power and for get have downloaded and used it.

Also in the Uk are you reluctant for a smitteapp and has, despite earlier promises, still not launched it. The plan now is to launch it for the winter, but it is, according to The Guardian is not a priority for the government.'

You can find the new app for Apple devices here and for Android here.

See also: Now stop Norway the use of corona-app after hefty criticism and tvangsforbud


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