I have @frankie sign me into everywhere we goWhen I was in the Barossa a couple of weeks ago, a couple of the places asked me to fill out my contact details. Same with my local library
Seeing as how the Melbourne area is currently a big hotspot, has anyone seen reports on how the app is doing in tracking their contacts?
As I understand downloads in Aus are only at about 35% - which means a roughly 1 in 10 chance (probably less if using Apple devices) of a positive person and any secondaryhas anyone seen reports on how the app is doing in tracking their contacts?
I guess it depends where you go. I tend to plan where I shop to avoid large groups of people.I've still got mine installed and active, in QLD there is zero social distancing, you wouldn't even know there was a pandemic - and I'm personally convinced it is spreading asymptomatically many many times before someone actually gets ill with it, so the app for me may become even more important at some unknown point in a state that isn't taking precautions very seriously right now....
Great that you have the choice to do that. A lot of people don't unfortunately... which is why the app is important. They announced today that the app has revealed unknown contacts for the first time... that could be a life saved - who knows, just for having an app installed on your phone. Worth it for me.I guess it depends where you go. I tend to plan where I shop to avoid large groups of people.
Maybe. But while we are speculating about human nature there are probably 2 other equally large groups -Anyone who cares enough to download the app probably also cares enough to try to maintain a good level of social distancing!
Not a liberal party supporter, but this criticism seems quite petty to me. Some things works, some things fail, especially when speed is of the essence. Better to try something than admit defeat before trying anything. Had ALP been in power they probably would have taken a similar decision if not on this app, on something else that would have not met expectations.Such a con. It’s is useless waste of money and public trust, and has not found one new contact. Not even useful for nsw pub contacts.
Labor's Chris Bowen has criticised the government's coronavirus tracing app, which is yet to find any close contacts of an infected person who had not already been identified manually.www.theage.com.au
A drop in the ocean in the context of what is being spent by federal and state governments at the moment on dealing with COVID (between Jobkeeper, Jobseeker, various other support mechanisms, contract tracing, medical support, quarantine etc etc). $2m is Jobkeeper allowance for just 444 people for 3 months.It is $2 million of government money that could have usefully been spent elsewhere.