Sunday Times

An app to stall the spread

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Inserm, a French research institute, has shown that Covid-19 transmissi­on within a simulated French population drops by over a third (35%) even if only 20% of the population uses a contact-tracing app on their smartphone­s. If more than 30% of the population adopted the app, the epidemic “could be suppressed to manageable levels”, said lead researcher Jesús Moreno López.

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