The tech that is going to be needed to help fight this battle against the pandemic is going to be extreme. It will involve people and data tracking (creepy), calculations, and automatic deletion to protect us under HIPPA. The problem is that our government has promised many times to delete data within time periods (ask a gun owner about that), and has dramatically failed. I’m suitably concerned.
As a condition of receiving a COVID-19 test in the future, individuals may be required to download the app, which would include their test result. For others, the app would be voluntary, although the vast majority of people could be expected to download it to see if there are cases in their neighborhood or near their workplace.