The German Foundation for Patient Protection has called for the nationwide introduction of the Luca contact tracking app.
“At least on this small question we need a consensus,” said the foundation’s board of directors, Eugen Brysch, of the German press agency. It is incomprehensible that the countries cannot agree on a common course. “These isolated solutions are deadly for patient tracking,” emphasized Brysch.
Several federal states, including Lower Saxony, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt, want to use the software. There has not yet been a nationwide agreement.
The Luca app works with a kind of virtual business card. Users enter their contact details. The program encrypts the information and generates changing QR codes. With the codes, users can log into restaurants, cinemas or other places without entering a list. If an infection occurs in the vicinity of the visited location, the health department can identify the endangered visitors via the app.
This message was broadcast on March 28th, 2021 on Deutschlandfunk.
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German Foundation Patient Protection criticizes deadly isolated solutions LucaApp