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Coronavirus Parties, Tupperware and Tinder

Mass transport is the Achilles’ heel of Bluetooth Covid tracing apps. Cities may need a different approach to getting back to work.

I’m old enough to remember being sent to play with other children who had measles and chickenpox.  That was before we had vaccines for either.  We’d have a happy time picking off each other’s chickenpox scabs, leaving our generation marginally scarred for life.  It was an understandable practice – neither disease had a high child mortality rate – it was far more dangerous in adults, so keeping up herd immunity this way had pretty good odds.  

We’re about to come out of lockdown and enter the “New Normal”, whatever that may be.  It means that as far as Covid-19 is concerned, we’re back in the pre-vaccination world.  Throwing technology at the problem appears to be the first choice of most Governments, but we should think about whether there are some pre-vaccination strategies which are worth revisiting.

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May 5th, 2020 | Published in Usability & Design  |  2 Comments

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Creative Connectivity is Nick Hunn's blog on aspects and applications of wireless connectivity. Having worked with wireless for over twenty years I've seen the best and worst of it and despair at how little of its potential is exploited.

I hope that's about to change, as the demands of healthcare, energy and transport apply pressure to use wireless more intelligently for consumer health devices, smart metering and telematics. These are my views on the subject - please let me know yours.

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