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It’s right to tweak the NHS Covid app – if only to keep people using it

Analysis: the plan to turn down the app’s sensitivity to reduce the number of alerts it sends out makes sense

Turning down the sensitivity of the NHS Covid-19 app is ostensibly an odd proposal to fix the problem of the system telling growing numbers of people to self-isolate.

It sounds, as Keir Starmer has suggested, akin to taking the batteries out of your smoke detector because you are being kept awake by its beeping. You might solve the immediate problem, but if you do not deal with the underlying cause then you are going to have a nasty awakening.

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