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  • Cellphone tracking could help stem the spread of coronavirus. Is privacy the price?

    Science Magazine - 03/23/2020

    For example, a basic symptom-checking app could do more than just keeping people who don’t need urgent care out of overstretched emergency rooms, says Samuel Scarpino, an epidemiologist at Northeastern University. Health researchers could use also use location data from the app to estimate the size of an outbreak. “That could be done, I think, without risking being evil,” he says.

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