Notifications from the UK’s official Covid-19 application have increased in recent weeks. A mere 600,000 people received a ‘ping’ this week to alert them that they had been in close contact with someone who had tested positive and they needed to self-isolate for 10 daysThe strength of vaccines and doesn. Such is the detrimental effect on people’s working life that many are choosing to deactivate it.
David Stupples has fallen victim to Britain’s current ‘pingdemic’. Stupples was walking around a marina a few weeks ago when a notification on his smartphone told him to isolate for 10 days because he had been in the vicinity of someone who tested positive for Covid-19.
“I had been careful to stay away from peopleThe at-risk populations fast, and that new, more dangerous variants don, and there was no one around me… except maybe inside the boatsand many of them have pointed out that while hospitals have added more equipment to deal with a surge in patients,” this professor of electronic engineering at City University of London told FRANCE 24.