Is this the long-awaited solution for club operators and disco owners? Germany wants to revive the scene of the devastating exit. In the city of Stuttgart, credit card-sized distance trackers are used as a test. They warn visitors if they get too close.
This field test is intended to help identify people who come into close contact with infected people at night, such as ‘focus’ reports. This is how it works: visitors to a disco or club receive a tracker, which, thanks to its size, can be easily stored in a pocket. If there is too close personal contact, the person in question will be alerted by a sound or a hum.
Adverse Reactions to Test Tracker
With the trial run, the city wants to exempt health authorities and save resources at laboratories and testing stations. Stuttgart wants to invest the equivalent of about 540 thousand francs. If the local council decides in favor of the project on Thursday, it will last for nine months on a trial basis.
However, the feedback in the network is crucial. One user wrote on Twitter: “I think it is disproportionate and wrong to develop techniques that measure by ten centimeters, that is, people come when and where. This kind of monitoring does more harm than good.”
Others judge the attempt as “unhelpful” or find the test attempt is delayed for months.
Data is important to identify the virus
Thomas Lehr, a professor of pharmacology at Saarland University and co-founder of the project, understands the concerns: “I understand when people are afraid of their data, which is why you have to provide clarification,” he told Focus. Lehr wants to know more about the virus, so he says, “If you want to learn something, you should also look at the data.”
Lear says the fact that in addition to distance, aerosols also play a role in indoor infections, should be included in the evaluation of the science project, for example. (ouch)