One thing most people (excluding those who may actually wear tinfoil hats) can acknowledge is the existence of a pandemic. It has far reaching effects on people including both health and mental health, and the world economy.
Understanding that, there are certainly strategies people are using to balance their need to keep business working (we can't pay for the beneifts we are using if we suffer a complete collapse), with the health and safety.
So WHY is the BC government so slow in adopting the new COVID app?
What is the app?
To address an unprecidented need to enable contact tracing in a safe way, Apple and Google cooperated in creating the API which is the basis of the gold standard for all these apps (see https://www.apple.com/ca/newsroom/2020/04/apple-and-google-partner-on-covid-19-contact-tracing-technology/). The app basically listens for your "neighbours" when you are walking around with Bluetooth enabled. The information is not logged by the government, your location is not tracked, your privacy is not violated. When someone receives a positive test, they would receive a code. When you enter that code, the code is available to other app users when they check their exposure - no one can know who you are, or where you were. That information is never stored anywhere.
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