Contact Tracing Apps Aren't Going to Solve the Pandemic

"For all the hurdles and drawbacks, contact tracing apps are well worth using, says Albert Gidari, consulting director of privacy at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. They may not solve every problem, but they can vastly speed up the process of tracking and tracing. If not enough people have smartphones or don’t want to download apps, that’s an argument for more resources and education, he suggests.

“Whatever the theoretical problem, the benefit is obvious: Bluetooth contact tracing saves lives,” Gidari says."