How to STOP COVID-19

WHY WILL THIS WORK?

The logic is simple:

  1. The virus is transmitted person-to-person with asymptomatic transmission.
  2. Thus, to change the rate of infection, we need to change behavior.
  3. The ideal behavior is: if you may be infectious, you take appropriate precautions.
  4. To know whether you may be infectious, you need to either:
    A) take a test or
    B) know whether you had an interaction with someone who was or may have been infectious in the last two weeks.

THE TECHNOLOGY

A mathematician from Carnegie Mellon University by the name of Po-Shen Loh has built an app called NOVID (novid.org). It works on Android and Apple devices and is incredibly simple. I noted my thoughts about the app here.

ADOPTION

Now comes the hard part — everyone needs to get onboard. If we do, we will stop the pandemic.

  • People in communities take steps to protect themselves by getting each other to install this app.
  • Community businesses should install this app — this way they will protect EVERYONE who comes through a store.
  • Viral Spread
  • Government
  • Press
  • Influencers
  • Fabric-of-Society Companies (Google, FB, LinkedIn, Apple, Reddit, etc.)

NEXT STEP?

This is where you, the readers, come in. This movement will be as real and as powerful as we make it. I am currently working on the next steps. For you:

  1. Install the app!!!
  2. Share the app with your friends, household, etc. in person, on FB, on LinkedIn, wherever.
  3. Reach out to your network to try to gain wide adoption

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