How South Korea shared information to fight against COVID 19
What they did in South Korea with the patient data data, to contain the disease, could inform a science fiction movie. Beginning in February, the government posted the precise movements (without names) of everyone who tested positive — everything from the seat numbers they occupied in movie theaters to the restaurants where they stopped for lunch. The government obtained the information from cellphone records, credit card receipts and other private data it is authorized to collect in a health emergency. Other Asian democracies have taken comparably intrusive steps in the name of public health. Hong Kong has tracked some high-risk people under quarantine with wristbands.
Kwon, Chairman of Korean Medical Society acknowledged in his email that the posting of the information was a “double edged sword” that raised public anxiety about where they could safely go. “However, we believed that if the government did not post extensive details about infected people on social media, COVID-19 would have spread even more quickly.” more
Very interesting... We can just hope & pray that we can stop it in its tracks right now....with all that our government is doing... more
India still could not convince the people not to spit on road. People still follow the misleading and mis-leader as today we see the labourers are moving to their village in group rather than maintaining distance with each other . No media nor any one could convince them that distance keep them safe from Corona . Central and state are working very hard to control he situation but these lumpenprolatariat never try to understand and keep faith on govt. It could be and epidemic in India because of their foolishness and victim would be all . China is for Chinese , Korea is for Korean but some community does not treat India as their motherland needs to protect alongwith the above labourers on Delhi/Gujrat/UP/ Maharastra border running in panic. more
If India does this tracking, the first step would be a suit at the SC for damaging personal liberty and my fundamental rights. The SC would give me a hearing and decide the matter after the emergency was over.
My fundamental rights are more important than the dissipation of my credentials in a national emergency. more
Sorry to say, but then in South Korea "sab chalta hai" doesn't work... more
Sorry to say but "sab chalta hai and Jugad" are only prevalent in our Country, so sad. We can n't blame Govt if our Govt does not do what South Korean Govt did as we have huge population and if Govt does anything like what South Korea did our opposition will shout that Govt is tempering personal privacy of citizen. more
Good initiative by South Korean government. Our government also taking several steps, people should support and follow instructions more