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In order to contain a deadly virus, the COVID Alert app needs to go viral. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The second wave is here. Have you installed the COVID Alert app?

Ironically, to encourage people to download the COVID Alert app, we need viral processes as we attempt to contain an actual virus. And that's a challenge when we're socially isolated.
Podium placards promoting the COVID Alert app are seen on a table on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada’s COVID Alert app is a case of tech-driven bad policy design

Canada’s COVID Alert app maybe be privacy-safe, but the government has failed to release any information about what effect it expects it to have on COVID-19 transmission.

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