A rapid review of evidence on the technical considerations and societal implications of using technology to transition from the COVID-19 crisis.
Governments around the world are beginning to look to data-driven technologies as tools
to support the transition from emergency lockdown measures in response to COVID-19.
There are three interlocking technical interventions being considered in the UK, as well
as in other countries: digital contact tracing applications, symptom tracking applications
and digital immunity certificates. It is suggested that these technologies can inform research
into the disease, prevent further infections, and support the restoration of system capacity
and the opening up of the economy.
Our rapid evidence review 'Exit through the app store?' evaluates evidence to support the immediate deployment of digital contact tracing.
This is our second virtual event, exploring approaches of different nation states to using technology to control the spread of COVID-19.
Shedding light on the capacity of technology to trace and monitor the movement of individuals.
The societal impacts of introducing a public health identity system: legal, social and ethical issues
The second in our series of events addressing the nascent ‘public health identity’ systems developing around the world.