Many things about the current pandemic crisis are unprecedented. We’ve never seen a lockdown of this magnitude in human history, we’ve never had such a massive pandemic in a globalized world, and we’ve never used smartphones to track a contagious disease.
The last bit is what we’re addressing here. We have written a Special Issue booklet that is completely free to our subscribers. In it, we will be doing a deep-dive into what contact-tracing apps are, how they could help us track the disease, and what risks they might bring along.
What is this exactly?
It’s a magazine-style issue where we address all the most important aspects of contact-tracing apps. This approach has the potential to be an absolute game-changer in the pandemic, but it’s also completely unproven — and comes with a few surveillance and privacy risks.
It’s a PDF, printer-friendly magazine that you can access for free and read all you need to know about contact tracing apps (for best quality, read on computer or tablet). But unlike most magazines, this one is completely free to our newsletter subscribers. Forever.
To access our latest Special Issue simply follow the link below. After filling the form and confirming your subscription, you will receive a new e-mail with your e-book. This should take you less than a minute.
If you’re already subscribed to our newsletter, be on the lookout for your download link that we’ve sent this week in your inbox.
Why we’re doing this
Information has never been more important — especially science-based information. So in addition to our regular articles, we want to go into more depth on pressing topics.
We are considering doing this type of Special Issue on a regular basis, on different topics — so if you enjoy it and would like to see more on different topics, do let us know! Any feedback and support would be greatly appreciated, so please drop by our inbox.
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he's been fascinated by it ever since he was a child. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science -- and the results are what you see today.