COVID-19 vs. NOVID.org

EXPECTED SOLUTION:

  • Once someone is infected, everyone who is several degrees from them are notified.
  • Clusters of people take precautionary measures: stop going out, get tested, etc.
  • Infection rates go down to a point where communities clear the infection out.

OBSERVED:

  1. Needs government approval to be turned on. I am in Massachusetts and it’s still not on. Not sure why.
  2. Notifications go out only to your first degree.
  3. No context: no visibility into community / geography

SOLUTION:

PROPOSAL:

Top-down:

  • Endorsement by Experts
  • Wide Exposure (Media, Apps, Sites, Offline)
  • Wide Adoption

Grassroots:

  • Community leaders drive local adoption of NOVID.
  • Adoption/marketing would include:
    1) reaching out to their network,
    2) putting posters/printouts around the neighborhood,
    3) using local social media
    4) recruiting businesses to verify/promote app in-store

WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY?

LETS ACT:

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