November 30, 2021

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Coronavirus: does test-and-trace work to keep Covid-19 cases down?

Coronavirus: does test-and-trace work to keep Covid-19 cases down?
The UK’s much-maligned test-and-trace system is failing to reduce Covid-19 transmission at anything like the rate achieved in many other countries, official figures show. An assessment by Downing Street’s scientific advisers earlier this month found that the UK scheme is only “having a marginal impact” on infection rates, despite the £12bn price tag for the system, as…

The UK’s much-maligned test-and-trace system is failing to reduce Covid-19 transmission at anything like the rate attained in numerous other countries, main figures show.

An evaluation by Downing Street’s scientific advisors previously this month discovered that the UK scheme is only “having a limited effect” on infection rates, despite the ₤12 bn price for the system, along with a ditched first effort

Test-and-trace innovation in nations worldwide has been “beset by issues of privacy and public support over both downloading and using apps and likewise with a larger determination to follow isolation steps”, says The Guardian Can the strategy be an effective solution for managing the coronavirus?

Can test-and-trace minimize infections?

A research study by researchers at Imperial College London has discovered that “test and trace might decrease the efficient reproduction number, the R number, by as much as 26%if carried out rapidly and efficiently”.

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