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The UK’s covid app made a serious difference during the winter surge

The news: Researchers in the UK have calculated that its contact tracing app may have prevented around 600,000 cases of covid-19. The announcement is good news for the system—which underwent serious teething problems—and a step forward for exposure notification systems more generally. What they found: The study by a team of Oxford researchers modeled the…

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The UK’s covid app made a serious difference during the winter surge

The news: Researchers in the UK have calculated that its contact tracing app may have prevented around 600,000 cases of covid-19. The announcement is good news for the system—which underwent serious teething problems—and a step forward for exposure notification systems more generally. What they found: The study by a team of Oxford researchers modeled the…
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