We are having a pandemic - like the Black Death. People seem to be forgetting that the world has basically been shut down. The app is designed to trace interactions by people who have the misfortune to contract the COVID-19 disease. The concept behind the apps is to break the chain of transmission and so limit/stop a multiplying spread of COVID-19 disease.
Self-isolation is the only way of breaking the chain of transmission until vaccines are invented and in full production. Herd immunity from this virus is not apparent so far and it is for certain that viruses can’t be killed with semi and full auto guns.
Americans from the top down seem to have missed the facts. Americans have no more civil liberties than do people living in most western economy based countries. Some Americans seem to think that being socially and civilly responsible is not as important as this thing of ‘civil liberty’ in this pandemic.
People who complain about these COVID-19 disease tracing apps don’t seem to be giving up on their social media accounts, credit cards, bank accounts that deliver up much more private information than these apps will ever do.
I believe that it will be American science that will come to the fore with vaccines and then rapidly produce vaccines. But it is a pity that US is not showing any leadership in this pandemic.
Given the civil liberty of the American healthcare system, about half of Americans will not be able to afford the vaccine.