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[Health Canada] Health Canada COVID app - Android and IOS

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[Health Canada] Health Canada COVID app - Android and IOS

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .stopcovid

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/covid-alert/id1520284227

huh, a downvote already for a free app that keep you and your family safe. will wonders never cease?
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okay ... will check it out. :)
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" Diagnosed with Covid-19? ...........

You need a one-time key to let people know they've been exposed ....... ENTER YOUR ONE TIME KEY "



I hope some people won't start entering some fake one time keys ... just to freak out other people ....
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Let's see what the fuss is all about.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Downloaded. So basically if you're infected you get a one-time key to enter into this App, voluntarily and others who has this App will get a Alert notifying you if you are near this individual who entered his/her one-time key...voluntarily.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Just read new news in my mobile phone news ... -- you can probably google it or find it yourself, if interested to know more. (I am in Manitoba ... so it's not for me).

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CBC.ca - 9 mins ago.

New COVID-19 notification app rolls out in Ontario

Residents of Ontario can now download a new app that can tell them whether they have been........


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WTF ... isn't it the same app? (if so ... then it's not just for Ontario ...but more like Canada-wide) :)


The new app, called COVID Alert ......
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iOS needs to be 13.5 or higher. That means that anyone with an older iphone will not be able to use this app. Who most likely will have an older cell phone... your high risk groups: low income and seniors. What's the point if you can't track people who are most vulnerable?
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Darkman wrote: " Diagnosed with Covid-19? ...........

You need a one-time key to let people know they've been exposed ....... ENTER YOUR ONE TIME KEY "



I hope some people won't start entering some fake one time keys ... just to freak out other people ....
You don't just make up a key lol.. Once you are diagnosed, you are assigned a key...
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LOL.... IF you are positive, just stay home!!! You should not be even around with people, period!

How much is taxpayers paying for this national app??? cost?? contract out??
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It's not going to be all that useful if the majority of people don't install the app, huh?
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People should download this app and start taking covid seriously.
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I had the virus back in late March/early April, so there's not much this app can do for me (or, through me, for anyone else).
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vistaliving wrote: iOS needs to be 13.5 or higher. That means that anyone with an older iphone will not be able to use this app. Who most likely will have an older cell phone... your high risk groups: low income and seniors. What's the point if you can't track people who are most vulnerable?
now its young people under 40!
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apparently a version of this app has had great success in Korea and Japan
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tonychau wrote: LOL.... IF you are positive, just stay home!!! You should not be even around with people, period!

How much is taxpayers paying for this national app??? cost?? contract out??
This app will also notify people who were exposed to those who weren't even diagnosed yet.
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tonychau wrote: LOL.... IF you are positive, just stay home!!! You should not be even around with people, period!

How much is taxpayers paying for this national app??? cost?? contract out??
I think the idea is if you find out you're positive, you get a key and enter it into the app. People who were near you for more than 15mins up to 14 days ago will then be notified that they had been exposed.
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that's a bit of oversight for sure.
because the elderly and most at risk are always in the front of the line for that newest iphone.
#bringbackrotary.
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need a version for us OG's with blackberry 10 phones (qwertys for elderly)....over 100,000 active users in Canada still
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