Coronavirus: NZ COVID Tracer app, messaging from health officials need an overhaul - software developer

A Newshub article.

It’s over. Having racked up nine days without a community case, another coronavirus scare has successfully been contained without ballooning into a full-blown outbreak.

We’re safe again, for now.

Health officials are continuing their catch-cry to ‘scan, scan, scan’ but they’re mostly falling on deaf ears. Rates of usage for the NZ COVID Tracer app are already falling.

As they always do, until the next outbreak.

Then Kiwis, galvanised by our mutual fear of catching the virus, will remember what health officials had been saying all along. The app will see a brief renaissance until the danger clears once more and we lose interest.

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