Everyone is working to develop technologies that can help in the identification and elimination of the coronavirus. This is done in a variety of ways, but tracking the virus seems to be where the energy is currently focused. This particular News came to our attention from CNBC in their article, “Apple and Google release test version of coronavirus tracing software.

Recently, Apple and Google released a beta version of their coronavirus tracing software. The APIs are included in the beta versions of iOS and Android for software developers.

Millions of people around the world are expected to download these apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus over the coming months.

There is no guarantee if governments around the world will decide to take advantage of the Apple and Google approach, which has privacy and usability benefits, or whether they will create their own apps using their own technology to empower their public health departments with additional data.

Melody K. Smith

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