The coronavirus has been deemed a global pandemic since March of this year, Health professionals say. NHS representatives and leaders are sceptical of the government specifically Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s optimism to implement a tracking and tracing system that assesses the ‘hot-spots’ of the virus, and have since cautioned against it as it poses as a potential threat to society.
NHS chief executive Niall Dickson has since championed for the new system as it was announced on Wednesday by the Prime Minister, however Mr Dickson has since retracted his appraise for the system, as he cautioned that the UK might be susceptible to a resurgence of the virus if not implemented strategically.
The government has promised to incorporate the new system in June, as Prime minister said at the weekly PMQ’s “we have a growing confidence that we will have a test, track and trace operation that will be world-beating and it will be in place by June”.
About 2 weeks ago, Health Secretary Matt Hancock spoke in detail about the tracking app, stating that its potential lies in the ability to trace, track and essentially isolate the virus, not only will this system include digital functions (being that it is an app) but will also include human interactivity.
Mr Hancock detailed “we’re building an army of human contact tracers, who command the phones, and find the contacts and support people”.
Upon the realization that this may be too overwhelming for NHS health workers an NHS representative warned against the tracking system’s flawed potential of being too demanding on NHS workers and ineffective technologically.
The government and health care leaders are however eager to implement new strategies and exhaust all avenues that may potentially put an end to the on-going coronavirus pandemic.