Tuesday 3 August 2021

Day 505 of self-isolation - Pingdemic relief

Pingdemic relief

Our half-baked government has  changed the NHS app, because there were 700,000 alerts were sent last week. That is, apparently, too many.

Now, if you test positive, it pings contacts going back two days. It used to be five.

The DHSC said the update "does not impact the sensitivity of the app, or change the risk threshold".

So why wasn't it two days in the first place?



1 comment:

  1. Data might corrolate with tests from those isolating to show that 2 days is appropriate (ie. low risk for days 3,4 and 5)
    Why was it 5 days in the beginning when they had no data?
    Could suppose it was a guess.