Comment: An unexpected test of the UK contact tracing app reveals the limited value

The path to getting a UK contact tracing app was a rather tortuous one. The country initially decided to ignore the joint Apple/Google API and develop its own app. Having wasted literally millions of pounds doing so, it then reversed course and decided to build the COVID-19 API into the NHS app.

Unfortunately, my experience suggests that even the API-powered app doesn’t work too well in practice …

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