When it comes to fighting COVID-19, mass-testing, effective contact tracing and wearing face masks in public have all proven effective at curbing the disease's spread. Technological solutions are still being developed across much of the world and Germany has just rolled out its new "Corona Warning App". Even though experts have praised the app, the public is divided about using it for privacy reasons.
In April, 47 percent of the German public said they would use such an app and that fell to 42 percent by June, according to polling data from Forschungsgruppe Wahlen. 46 percent currently say they would not use the app, an increase on the 42 percent saying they would not use it back in April. Some observers have called for an EU-wide alert app, claiming the busy summer holiday season could render national solutions ineffective.