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That's 12M within less than a week and scientists already deem it useful at that penetration rate.
@gom @fribbledom A contact tracing app is only useful if there's a reasonable chance an infected person you encounter is also using it, or any person for that matter. A few scattered people running around with the app will contribute roughly nothing. Now if, as suggested, those 12M downloads are concentrated in a subset of the population likely to meet, then it can perhaps be of some use.
@jabgoe2089 Apparently the French app had resulted in only 14 notifications being sent after 3 weeks of operation: https://www.numerama.com/tech/632499-stopcovid-seulement-14-notifications-ont-ete-envoyees-depuis-le-lancement-de-lapp.html
@jabgoe2089 app launched on 2nd June, 1.8M activations but since then 400k uninstalls. App does not conform to spec especially in the domain of privacy (which was trumpeted as best-in-class before launch), Minister now says « app’s relevance is relative » and it ends up costing 200k€ per month for hosting on Microsoft datacenters which were chosen without a public bidding process (which is against the law) and this is now under investigation by the anti corruption watchdog.
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