Ethics of instantaneous contact tracing using mobile phone apps in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic

  title={Ethics of instantaneous contact tracing using mobile phone apps in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic},
  author={Michael J Parker and Christophe Fraser and Lucie Abeler-D{\"o}rner and David G Bonsall},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  pages={427 - 431}
In this paper we discuss ethical implications of the use of mobile phone apps in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact tracing is a well-established feature of public health practice during infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics. However, the high proportion of pre-symptomatic transmission in COVID-19 means that standard contact tracing methods are too slow to stop the progression of infection through the population. To address this problem, many countries around the world have… 
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