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Digital tools against COVID-19

Digital tools against COVID-19

Taxonomy, ethical challenges, and navigation aid

The Lancet Digital Health has published a paper from BKC Executive Director Urs Gasser and colleagues from ETH Zurich’s Health Ethics & Policy Lab. Combining health policy, ethics, & tech governance knowledge with practical experience, the paper contributes to best-practice building during the global pandemic. 

Alluvial diagram representing the relationship between ethical principles, ethical and legal issues, and recommendations

Gasser and colleagues map out the digital digital technologies available, focusing on proximity and contact tracing, symptom monitoring, quarantine control, and flow modeling, and propose a navigation aid for policymakers made up of ten steps for the ethical use of digital public health tools. This report also contributes to BKC’s Digital Pandemic Response work.

Read the paper

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