“I don’t know about you, but I’ll protect you”, in front of the Corona-Warning-App German Radio and TV and advertises for themselves and their Mission, the spread of the curb.

Obviously with success.

Because, although the number of new infections continues to fall, seems to be the early-warning system to bump to faster Understand the chain of Infection is broad support.

Just a week after its launch, the App has already been downloaded millions of times.

Corona-Warning-App as a milestone

When renowned Immunologist Lucie Abeler-simulated Dörner from the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford in a study, such as a contact tracking-App against the spread of the Coronavirus could help, she came to an interesting conclusion.

According to their investigations, a warning-the App shows relevant effect, as soon as at least 15 percent of the population participate.

From then on, the infection could be chains, and infections prevented, interrupted, as long as further protection measures, such as the mouth and nose coverings, and security clearances would be met.

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At the beginning of the week, the download number the Corona-Warning-App cracked in Germany, now the 14 million and could have made a decisive milestone, as ‘Chip 365’ reported.

Because 14 million Downloads, correspond to approximately 17 percent of the population.

Especially Younger install the Corona-Warning-App

The representative survey results of the current “BfR-Corona-monitor” of the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR), according to a quarter of the 1000 respondents to the Warning App.

Particularly high value was Younger to 40 years, approximately 40 percent use the App.

“In the case of the more vulnerable people aged 60 and over compared with 19 per cent less,” the President of the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR), Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel.

In this case, the early warning system, the App provides a crucial advantage: not only that, you will be warned, if a user has tested positive for the Virus, the one is closer than two metres come.

You can use this Information immediately – even without symptoms – at the expense of health insurance in the Coronavirus test.

But to know this helps those who may not have a Smartphone or use, of course, only a little.

Problems with the Installation

But even for those who owns a Smartphone, it may not be full access to the App. Because the Installation of the Corona-Warning-App is subject to certain technical requirements.

So interfaces are the App program is needed, the Apple in its latest iPhone operating system, iOS, 13.5 ready. Older devices such as the iPhone 6, 5S or 5 are excluded.

A similar Problem exists also in the case of Android. Many older Android Smartphones do not yet have the necessary Google Play Services, which hold the necessary program interfaces.

The it is estimated that App are between excluded 10 and 20 percent of the Smartphone Users of the advantages of the Corona-Warning, yet, makes for plenty of criticism.

The Federal government has responded, however, and informed that they have asked the parties, “to consider on a technical level, with the manufacturers of the operating systems together, whether there are further opportunities to older Smartphones technically have to integrate and to open the interface.”

In the long term, so even more people will be given the opportunity, in the case of the mitigation of Corona, specifically, to help and to protect themselves better.

Sources

  • CHIP 365: “Download Hit Corona-Warn-App: reached Perhaps milestone”, retrieved on 30.06.2020: https://www.chip.de/news/Corona-Warn-App-Womoeglich-Meilenstein-erreicht_182775013.html
  • The Federal Institute for risk assessment (2020): “BfR Corona-Monitor 23.-24.June”, retrieved on 30.06.2020: https://www.bfr.bund.de/cm/343/200623-bfr-corona-monitor.pdf
  • Federal government (2020): “Corona-Warn-App: The most important questions and answers”, retrieved on 30.06.2020: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/corona-warn-app/corona-warn-app-faq-1758392

Larissa Bright Mouth

*The contribution of “Together against Covid-19: How many people use the Corona-Warning-App?” is published by FitForFun. Contact with the executives here.