Over 43 contract-tracing apps have been launched worldwide in 25 countries, many raising serious concerns around privacy infringements and data security. Aarogya Setu, India's contract tracing app is in the midst of a massive controversy since its launch in April. Can such apps be more transparent?
As the world is vehemently grappling with the coronavirus outbreak, technologies such as AI, Cloud and Analytics are being effectively leveraged across the globe to arrest the spread. However, this massive collection of data also invites a debate on existing data-security guidelines and privacy-infringement laws.
Along with the novel coronavirus, many myths around it are crossing borders at a rampant rate. Its of paramount importance to attain information only from trustable sources.
The development of a vaccine for COVID-19 is progressing at a frantic pace, much faster than that for any other disease in history. Innovative methods and new technologies are being adopted.
Nations need to invest in healthcare and build social and public healthcare infrastructure to be prepared for epidemics like Corona Virus.