[SystemSafety] NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Derek M Jones derek at knosof.co.uk
Wed May 6 16:49:17 CEST 2020


> In Australia we're at 5 million downloads in a population of 25 million in
> a week. I hope it succeeds.

Succeeds at doing what?

Calming down those people who think something should be done.

Eventually we are all going to catch the coronavirus.
Good discussion about why human catch so many diseases from bats:

The BBC is currently involved in mental gymnastics over why the number of
deaths in the UK is one of the 'worst' in the world.

No analysis pointing out that it's mostly just a case of the people who are going
to die anyway, currently dying at a higher rate in the UK.

> 6 May 2020, 8:57 pm Pekka Pihlajasaari, <pekka at data.co.za> wrote:

>> Is this not time that epidemiologists determine the level of compliance
>> required in a voluntary system to provide more than virtue signalling?

Apart from doing our best to keep the infection rate below the ICU capacity
to handle the severe cases, virtue signalling is about all that can be done in
the short term.

Derek M. Jones           Evidence-based software engineering
tel: +44 (0)1252 520667  blog:shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com

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