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Will you download the tracing app when it becomes available?

Concerns have been raised over the much-anticipated contact tracing app which ‘could cause digital divide’

The Health Foundation warned that people could be “left behind” as polling shone a light on the different groups willing to download the app when it becomes available.

The think tank raised concerns over the “digital divide” between groups.

A survey of almost 2,000 Britons found that 62% are willing to download the app when it becomes available.

This rose to 73% among those in managerial, administrative or professional jobs, but just half of routine and manual workers, state pensioners and the unemployed said they would download the app.

The survey also revealed that 71% of those with a degree say they are likely to download the app, this falls to 63% for those with A-levels or equivalent only, 59% for those with GCSEs or equivalent, and 38% among those with no formal qualifications.

Meanwhile, 17% of over-65s said they do not own a smartphone.

The Health Foundation said that it was concerned that those without the app could miss out on up-to-date information about their risk of infection from contact with others.

It also raised concerns about “false alerts” from the app, saying that some groups would suffer “unintended consequences” if they received such an alert.

Adam Steventon, director of data analytics at the Health Foundation, said: “The NHS contact tracing app could play a critical role in the fight against Covid-19, expanding the number of people who are traced and speeding up the process.

“With a virus that is transmitted as quickly as coronavirus, this kind of instant contact tracing could prove invaluable.

“But there’s a significant risk that many will be left behind. The impact of Covid-19 is already being felt unequally across society and appears to be having a disproportionate impact on people living in more deprived areas, older people, and some ethnic minorities.

“Within that context, it’s especially concerning that people in lower paid jobs and those with less formal education say they are less likely to download and use the app, and of course not everyone has a smartphone.

“NHSX must ensure that the benefits of the app are experienced by the communities who need these the most, while ensuring that the potential negative consequences of the app, such as false alerts, do not fall on those least able to withstand them.

“It is also vital that those who do not have access to the app, are protected as a priority by the Government’s wider Test and Trace system and that a more comprehensive strategy to tackle health inequalities is put in place.”

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Will you download the tracing app when it becomes available?

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Yodama
27th Jun 2020
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Since this covid App is being adopted and employed by countries around the world, how on earth can can it be accurate when not everyone has a smartphone?
Demographics for Cellphone use/ownership around the world show a flawed attempt to track coronavirus.

Of the 7.7 billion population around the world, only 3.5 billion own or use smartphones.
Which means that approximately 4.2 billion people who don't own one, are walking around unaware of whom they are contacting or contracting the virus from.

A completely bonkers idea and a money making racket for those who will be hoovering up our private data.
Selling data is a very lucrative business. Don't be duped.
viking
24th Jun 2020
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Why do the left keep harping on about the delay caused by this Government not having the track and trace available for use sooner?
This Government or any other government come to that, are not manufacturers of hardware to go into mobile phones.
No doubt Apple & Co were given some sort of contract to develop such a system, and probably gave an undertaking that they were able to develop such a system and to deliver by a certain date. This was then made public ,but then the two companies concerned could not produce a satisfactory system that worked and now the "lefties" are trying to blame the wrong people. Just try to blame the corporate giants such as Apple who probably farmed the work out to smaller companies anyway.
VeeandA
19th Jun 2020
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Is there going to be an enquiry into how much Dom Cum's mate David Warner, was paid to mess up the introduction of this Ap, when the Apple/Google version was offered in the first place - months ago? Millions & millions?
viking
18th Jun 2020
2
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Well it now looks as if this piece of equipment has not found favour with the so called "experts " so may now be kicked into the long grass. So all of our"warts and all" will not now be revealed and put into the public domain !
Lionel
19th Jun 2020
1
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As far as it goes you're quite right. However, the Apple/Google offering also suffers from security issues. So far, it is not possible to uninstall it. Thus, pandemic or no pandemic the State will continue having freedom to track us all without referring to phone companies or at worst getting a court order.

I accept there are many other ways we may be tracked but each method is indirect whereas this track and trace app is quite direct.
Lelbelle54
15th Jun 2020
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Yet another controlling mechanism disguised as so called help.
The mess this govt has made needs repaired, not added to.
bob scott
10th Jun 2020
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I too do not have a smart phone, I have no time for all these hand waving jesters and night before conversations, so every one can hear. Bob Scott.
Yodama
8th Jun 2020
3
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I don't have a smartphone and rarely use my dinasaur cellphone (circa 2013) so it is not relevant in my world.
The idea of having everyones whereabouts tracked sounds dangerous to me.
China is ahead of us in this game. To enter a shop, you have to have the code or "passport" on your mobile, or you are not allowed to enter the shop and don't get to buy anything.

What happens to people who don't have a code number or "passport?" Too Orwellian for me.
Careful what you are getting into under the cover of covid-19. Do you really want every movement of yours tracked?

Coronavirus pandemic in China: Tracking apps boost state surveillance - https://youtu.be/f5UpkQPiRCQ
Lionel
8th Jun 2020
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Yodama
9th Jun 2020
1
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Thank you Lionel.
Something else that bothers me, in order to get a green light for our "passports," will there be forced inoculation with a "newly discovered" covid vaccine? Forced medication even if you don't need it.

People who do not want to take the 'flu jab or have their children receive the MMR vaccine are being shunned and derided as "conspiracy theorists."

Any free thinker who questions the party line is being labelled a loony.
The "thought police" have been busy laying the groundwork it seems.

Next, the RFId chip implant in your hand.

How long before all services will be denied to those who have opted out of both the inoculation and the chip?
Cynical about the future as it is right now while Big Pharma's tills are kerchinging away.
Lionel
9th Jun 2020
1
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Just as prophesied in the Bible.
pattipatel6969
11th Jun 2020
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I agree.
Watch Edward Snowden videos.

I think its too late for us. I fear for the young people, nearly always on their phones.

Why can you not take out the battery in smart phone.? always on always telling THEM where you are and !!!!
Bigfootsmam
8th Jun 2020
1
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I don't feel comfortable entering my details. It's open to hacking and I don't think it's worth the risk.
Yagala
6th Jun 2020
1
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Personally and private I really do not see the use of downloading that app as I am not a doctor and certainly do not know how to use NHS software and where.
I rather have a certified person, doctor or nurse, to use it on me and see what the results are and how to act upon them.
Cinmit
5th Jun 2020
1
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Well I have said yes, but after reading some of the comments do give you food for thought, not sure now.
Supersabre
5th Jun 2020
2
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Yes, all in a good cause. Just put your data in, everything is perfectly safe. So how come they can hack the Pentagon and NASA. computers then,,? "And what about those of us who, for one reason or another don't do digital?
Llynfi
5th Jun 2020
1
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I am unsure about it
viking
5th Jun 2020
1
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Sounds like the best thing for all of us herinspalding
Irene88
5th Jun 2020
2
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Don't use apps or data on my mobile.

As the report says many people don't have access to a smartphone and those that do often don't know how to use it.
herinspalding
5th Jun 2020
1
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I dont have a smart phone
Greenfinger
5th Jun 2020
4
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Not enough information to tell us what is going to happen with our personal data entered into this system, I doubt if it will be hacker proof, that makes the elderly exceedingly vulnerable. If they can trace us for Covid 19 they can trace us for many other things, I also wouldn't trust any friend of Dominic Cummings, that man already has more power than he should have.
miranda13
5th Jun 2020
3
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I'm amazed by the trusting attitude of more highly educated, many of whom I would presume are more knowledgeable when it comes to privacy issues and the possibility of a drift towards totalitarianism. I have two degrees but there's no way I will download. if the government insists that I do I'll just leave my phone at home.
Ian123
5th Jun 2020
2
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Very well put.
Like lambs to ......
I won’t finish the line, in respect of all those, many needlessly, lost lives.
Yodama
9th Jun 2020
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The "totalitarian tiptoe" is well into its final stages.
Those without phones, codes, covid "passports" will be getting the short end of the stick.
How long will it be before we are not allowed out of our houses, shop or travel anywhere unless we have the necessary passes?
"Where are your papers?" sound familiar.

Latest news..ABC

Travelers to Europe may face fingerprinting under new security plan
https://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=4280743&page=1
miranda13
9th Jun 2020
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Absolutely! Very well put 🙂
Lanky
5th Jun 2020
3
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We all have to help to eradicate this virus,but I am unsure how well it will work.
Whitby Rocker
5th Jun 2020
6
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This is the next step towards a Police State.
The whole Covid 19 debacle should never have got to the stage it did. The government could have controlled things better from the start, instead they allowed hundreds of thousands of people in without been checked. Now they are making people isolate for 14 days when they arrive in Uk, a bit late now after damage done. The thing is a total shambles !
So now if I have been in contact with a positive person I isolate for 14 days, after 14 days If I meet another positive person I isolate again ?
The whole Corona affair has been engineered and an exercise in control. The main stream media have caused panic and fear. As usual the rich are the ones who will benefit from Corona, prices will go up and it will be the poor who are left to pay the cost !
Older people with savings are getting no return on their savings, while inflation will eat away at their hard earned money.
Ian123
5th Jun 2020
3
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Someone confirmed infected with a grudge against you can claim that they have been in close to proximity to you.
You will receive the phone call and instruction to isolate.
The instigator of the claim will be kept anonymous from you..
Yodama
8th Jun 2020
0
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Glad to see someone else is awake!
TrevV
5th Jun 2020
8
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Information will be held for 20 years, this is unacceptable, if it can be used to trace you during a pandemic it will be used for more nefarious reasons afterwards.
Kentj
4th Jun 2020
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Will definitely use this app. It will enable a lot of people to be traced and therefore give vital information in the battle against Covid 19.

The NHS should be appalled for getting this app up and running in such a short space of time.
VeeandA
5th Jun 2020
4
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It's nothing to do with the NHS, it's a private company owned by David Warner (friend of Dom Cum) which is developing it. In addition, it's not up and running and probably wont be until the Autumn. There exists already the expertise in the NHS Digital to do this, but the Govt chose not to go down that route, instead spending the money with a private company.
Ian123
5th Jun 2020
1
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The app is nothing to do with the NHS.
Instructions emirate from Dom and Boris.
Ian123
5th Jun 2020
1
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Shameless, as the whole epidemic has been treated, by these self serving, self appreciating, self back slapping bunch of bluffers.
Kentj
5th Jun 2020
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I believe in facts not opinions. Just another example of misinformation. All facts can be verified - so your doing no one any good by spreading wild theories.
Ian123
5th Jun 2020
2
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Trace the line of command.
Senior NHS management will not act in such a serious decision without the agreement of the Department of Healths say so.
Matt Hancock is in charge of them.
Who does he answer to, apart from Dominic Cummings of course.
Kentj
5th Jun 2020
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Are you serious? I am not going to waste my time replying to factually incorrect statements.
Ian123
5th Jun 2020
0
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Thank goodness for that.
Yodama
27th Jun 2020
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You are right Kentj, the NHS should be appalled for getting this app up and running...well, not actually up and running is it?

Dominic Cummings and his connection to Babylon (aptly named) AI firm is being investigated. Matt Hancock the health minister is also under fire.

The Bureau of Investegative Journalism:
The links between Dominic Cummings in the heart of Downing Street, the health secretary and this AI health firm are increasingly murky and highly irresponsible," the shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, said.

“Mr Cummings’ work for this company raises serious questions about a potential conflict of interest given the firm could be in line to receive public money from this new £250m AI fund.

Babylon confirmed Cummings was paid via his company, Dynamic Maps Ltd, which he set up in October 2017 as the sole director.

Babylon already holds a contract with Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group, in west London, to provide NHS GP appointments by phone and video link via its GP at Hand app. More than 50,000 people have signed up for the app, but its popularity with patients outside the area has driven up costs for the group, creating a £21.6m funding hole.
Bald123
4th Jun 2020
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Happy to use it so long as it is an idiot proof system.
DerekS36
4th Jun 2020
4
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I believe for this system to be truly effective at least 80% of the country has to use the app, only 70% use WhatsApp so I cannot see how it will be effective. It may locate some people who have the virus but many will be missed.....
viking
4th Jun 2020
4
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No one so far has asked what personal information has to be entered into the App to get it started. If too much info has to be put in , surely this is just opening the door to hackers, and please don't say that that the details would be safe !!
MrsPat
4th Jun 2020
1
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I will be but when is it coming out and how are we supposed to know about it?
AlexM9
4th Jun 2020
4
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I own a shop in PADSTOW which will see thousands of people come through or doors as the lockdown lifts. We are therefore at more risk of being in contact with individuals with the virus. We will I suppose be alerted every day!! What do we do then close the shop and isolate? We as retail public workers should be given the test to see if we have had the virus, this way we can act accordingly.
I have downloaded an app already which helps in the understanding of the virus which is an area where I can help. This new app scares me a little as it’s not ready to be released yet. I will review later.
HelenK7
4th Jun 2020
5
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I have significant concerns regarding data security and therefore will not be downloading the app.
VeeandA
4th Jun 2020
4
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Although the Government are labelling this 'Ap' NHS, it's not the NHS that has developed it, even though NHS Digital could have done it - they have the experience and expertise. Neither has NHS-X, which is just a strategic body, which the Government keep using to hide behind. Instead, it's a friend of Boris and Dominic Cummings, David Warner, who owns the company that was given the contract to develop it. They will be storing the personal details of participants for over the next 20 years. Also, the ex-CEO of Talk, Talk, (friend of Boris) which lost control of all their customers data, is now in charge of the Committee overseeing the track & tracing. I wonder why the Government went down this route?
Kentj
5th Jun 2020
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What evidence have you got its a private company and what evidence that it is a friend of Dominic Cummings.

Also the claims about storing personal details for 20 years - sounds like scare mongering to me, particularly as they are using bluetooth which only identifies proximity to another phone user - whereas GPS could be used to track people - which is used in Sat Navs etc.

Also the Goverments Cyber security organisation has carried out a review of the cyber security aspects.

As a former IT professional and Strategic planning manager for a large technology company that has a health division - I welcome the inclusion of private companies - as often the NHS has not got sufficient resources to develop such systems on their own.
The NHS should be appaluded for getting this App up and running in such a short space of time as often this can take many months if not years to develop.

So where is your evidence for these negative claims - will it stand up to verification by Fullfacts.org etc. The only sustainable way to have an integrated health service making best use of resources is to use technology such as this app.

Please respond otherwise - otherwise do not publish claims without evidence.
Lionel
6th Jun 2020
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Another 'expert.' Oh, please spare me another 'expert.'
Kentj
6th Jun 2020
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This is my last comment on here as inexperts spreading misleading information does not help anyone . Suggest people needing acurate information avoid this forum and use reliable information sources.
AlanB792
4th Jun 2020
2
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I don’t have a smart phone
L10FAS
4th Jun 2020
4
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It is vital that the app is used as soon as available otherwise lockdown and restrictions have to continue. Only a low percentage , less than 5%, I believe, of the population have had C19.
Mosey777
4th Jun 2020
2
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I won't be able to load the app onto my phone. There does need to be something in place to let everyone know all information.
ShirleyS72
4th Jun 2020
2
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As I don't have a phone, other than my landline, and I don't want a phone, I shall not be downloading it.
JaneH2
4th Jun 2020
3
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Yes, I will download it, but it isn't available yet and there is no date for availability, it will help us get back to some sort of normality
Jilllark
3rd Jun 2020
6
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The more information available to help prevent, treat Or eradicate this disease the sooner we can all lead a normal life again the older we are the less time we have to put our lives on hold
ElisabethR
3rd Jun 2020
2
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Don't think I have the right phone....... Wasn't planning on buying a new one. If it works on my phone all well and good.
The government can track me any time they like via my phone or tablet. There won't be a great deal they don't know.
Valleyman
3rd Jun 2020
4
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Yes, of course I will do anything I can to help control this disease. As far as the protection of personal information. If you have a phone the government has a lot of information about you already, and can track you no problem. I watched an interview recently where the interviewer asked a government representative about the introduction of identity cards. The spokesman almost laughed out loud. He said we don't need them. They don't. Satellite facial recognition can tell when you last had a shave (men) or maybe eyebrow shaping (women)? Also there is a risk with the tracking system of some people making a bit of mischief!
Lionel
3rd Jun 2020
5
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I've read and understood several unofficial reports on this software and my conclusion is it is badly flawed, unreliable and breaches our civil liberties on a grand scale.

First, it is not possible for a phone user to uninstall it. Yep! We're stuck with it. If we buy a new phone it may be loaded as standard so no hope there.

Its utility in tracking and tracing Covid carriers is limited to a data base of people who have tested positive. Mmmm. That is flawed too. At the present rate of testing the entire population will have been checked in about three and a half years so the database will be uselessly incomplete perhaps until Covid is so weakened it is no longer a threat. Thus, even if we use this app we could well be in contact with a large number of infected persons not on the data base.

A person who tests positive this week may suffer a mild case for a few days and recover well. That, by the way, is the majority of us!

There are personal freedom issues at stake here too. I stayed in Czech and Poland just after the Berlin Wall came down. The level of personal surveillance remaining was frightening. I don't want to see that here.

On March 19th the public health bodies in the UK, together with the Government’s Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens, decided that the coronavirus should no longer be classified as a `high consequence infectious disease’.

So they downgraded it – and effectively put it back into the same category as the flu. The entry was tucked away on a .Gov web page. Why then did Johnson declare lock down a few days later?

Can anyone explain please?
Valleyman
3rd Jun 2020
3
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Very interesting Lionel.
Lionel
3rd Jun 2020
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Valleyman, I was sent a link to the web page, viewed, copied the text and then bookmarked. That page has now disappeared!
Wilf
4th Jun 2020
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Lionel, Some very good points. I will be downloading it and I do not think it breaches our civil liberties or we should be worried for a number of reasons. Firstly our lives are followed by all the apps we have and by Google etc all the times. Secondly the British always have and hopefully always will be in the vanguard of freedom. Thirdly this government could not run a bath so how do you think they could carry out mass surveillance?
Lionel
4th Jun 2020
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Wilf, I couldn't agree more about this government. Incompetents, the lot of them. But which government hasn't been thus in the last sixty years?

I'm afraid I cannot agree we are in the vanguard of freedom anymore. People these days are only too willing to accept everything at face value rather than ask that awful question why? As you can see from some comments here some people believe this app can keep them safe when the fact is it cannot do much at all until there is a fully functional, very frequently updated database of persons infected. It stands to reason, Wilf, a dictionary is useless if one only has the Preface.

The freedoms I refer to are those we knew in our earlier years. Governments have ignored Magna Carts and the Bill of Rights to suit their own deviant purposes. It would be good for us to hang on to what liberties we have left.
Wilf
4th Jun 2020
1
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Lionel, I do think the UK is still a beacon of liberty. The app will not help unless a large percentage of the population is using it like they are doing in Korea for example. Yes I do agree various governments in the UK have abused their powers. They forget they are our servants and not vv! Therein lies the issue of freedom.
Casualgrey
3rd Jun 2020
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Have been advised by a high end in skill computer media specialist that the personal info side could give to much away. Until I get information to the contrie I will not sign up
suzij64
3rd Jun 2020
2
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It really depends on what information you can input. Also many people, including my parents, don't use smartphones so there will be no way for them to inform or be informed via an app. I have the Covid-19 app installed at the moment but, whilst the idea is good, it doesn't allow you to input details of current health conditions so it's not necessarily going to give an accurate picture.
Wilf
3rd Jun 2020
3
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Yes of course we would be mad not to if we want to defeat Covid 19 and all keep safe. As I understand it South Korea has a tracing app and it has helped hugely in their fight to restrict the virus and they have managed to control it better than most countries. We should get on with it as I fear the virus will be with us for some time to come.
Ian123
3rd Jun 2020
1
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I might change my mind later but not at present.
It is I’ll thought out.
These self serving, self interested buffoons in government are making things up on the run.
And boy are they running.
Their version of truthful accountability wants me to wish that Tony Blair makes a comeback., even though I wouldn’t trust him to tell me the time.
Boris the Bluffer promised a fortnight ago that we would have a World Beating Tracking and Tracing system in operation by last Monday.
We are having difficulty in tracking and even tracing the Tracking and Tracing system!
Just watched Prime Ministers question time.
Johnson failed to answer any of Keir Starmers questions though he did give his customary waffle.
A farcical and very dangerous man.
Retiredyorkie
3rd Jun 2020
1
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No definitely not.

I do not want this or any other app on my mobile which I only use for calls and text messages.
LornaT13
3rd Jun 2020
6
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No, absolutely not! This is just another ruse by the powers that be to virtually track and trace people. They already have enough information about the individual population as it is and I’m not willing to provide them with anymore. This virus has been hyped up to hysterical levels when it is a fact that flu actually kills more people each year in the UK than this virus has. Plus, the death figures are skewed anyway because nobody knows for certain how reliable the current figures are, particularly as a very large majority who died during the crisis were not even seen by a doctor - their death was reported over the phone and symptoms similar to those of Covid-19 were listed as cause of death.
jeanmark
3rd Jun 2020
2
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Whilst I agree with your thoughts on the app, believe me the covid-19 virus has not been hyped up.

In the UK it is estimated that approximately 600 people die from the complications of flu each year but this figure can peak above 10,000 in some years (University of Oxford, Vaccine Knowledge Project - vk.ovg.ox.ac.uk). This is with a vaccine for the most virulent strains.

The flu pandemic of 1918 did kill far more but that was over 100 years ago and in exceptional circumstances as it occurred as WW1 ended and people were far more vulnerable.

From the first confirmed case of Covid-19 on 29 January 2020, there have been 39,369 confirmed deaths in the UK (as stated on death certificates either as the main cause or as a result of the virus), with 376,000 world wide. The figures in the UK are more likely to be much higher because those in the community may not have been test for the virus and there can be a delay in reporting. There is no vaccine at the moment.

From this do you really believe the virus has been hyped up?
ElisabethR
3rd Jun 2020
2
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Some sense at last. If anyone suffered with flu like they have with covid 19 they would not be saying this. You don't recover from this to be your normal self. I do wish the authorities would be more forceful and honest about this. Flu it isn't.
jeanmark
4th Jun 2020
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The good news is that most people have a mild form of the disease and recover with no problems. However, if these figures were also given, there is a risk that people would assume it was simply like the flu and not take the necessary precautions.
Incredible Kath
3rd Jun 2020
3
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I voted yes, but I'm not sure how useful the app would be in our case. Anyone traceable that we might come into contact with, I could message! However, because we are retired we can be keep socially distanced using sense, so if the scientists are right, we should be fine! Others at work might have bigger problems and probably meet more traceable work colleagues and the like! They are more open to risk.

Some people don't have mobiles they can download apps to! Of course!
Billythequiche
3rd Jun 2020
3
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Of course. I understand it is impossible for those who do not use a smartphone etc., and those who are nervous about providing contact details will not or cannot. My personal feeling is that it is a "civic duty". Trite I know but anything you can do to help with the current situation is useful. I will not get into views on the Government's performance or use it as a decider for or against the App. We have spent 10+ weeks in lockdown, when we come out we would appreciate a message to say we have been close to a sufferer.
Margaret Hart
3rd Jun 2020
2
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When they prove that the phone app workd
bob scott
3rd Jun 2020
2
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I do not own a smart phone nor want to at my age, I do not down load apps, plus I try to keep my computer usage as simple as possible. Emails and search engines is most of what I need, If I sound like a simpleton one would be surprise the fields I cover around the world? so why make things complicated when most of the time it is not necessary.
Bob Scott.
swaneldo
3rd Jun 2020
3
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My phone makes calls and sends texts and it will stay that way. No information is accurate unless everyone agrees to take part and the administration is fast and accurate. Figures bandied about throughout this virus are highly suspect with the 'oh we didn't include ....' scenarios. Let's face it, if some people are unable to cope with social distancing or not go somewhere and leave huge mounds of filth behind them - all obviously incredibly difficult for them to comprehend - then they are hardly going to have the intelligence to put a few details into a database / phone are they?
eric1
3rd Jun 2020
6
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We will peak again in two weeks time after the antics of the past few days by some people

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contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!