How many lives did Canada’s COVID-19 Alert app save? This new study did the math - Toronto Star, August 24, 2021

Published: 27 August 2021

Dr. Erica Moodie, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, discusses a recent study she contributed to with the Toronto Star.

"An independent analysis of the federal government’s COVID Alert smartphone app concludes that over five months it reduced the number of cases in Canada by between 6,284 and 10,894 — and saved between 57 and 101 lives — but that few Canadians actually used it."

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