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How to popularize the Trace Together token

Many people may not realize that the Trace Together token and probably the Trace Together app uses a technology that is quite different from the Safe Entry app.

Trace Together uses Bluetooth to find out if two people have been in close contact with each other (i.e. within a certain distance) for a certain length of time. It stores the ID of the other person in the device.

Suppose a person is found to be infected with the coronavirus. The people who have been in close contact within the relevant period are extracted device of this infected person. These contacted persons will be traced by the Ministry of Health. They are then asked tested for the virus and asked to be in isolation.

The technology used by Trace Together is better than the data captured in the Safe Entry. Even if several people are traced to be close to each other on the Safe Entry data, they may not be in close contact for a duration to be infected.

It is better to popularize Trace Together and remove the Safe Entry operation.

I suggest that following approach:

a) People who use the Trace Together token or mobile app are exempted from the Safe Entry requirement.

b) If any person is asked to be in home quarantine due the contact tracing, they will be compensated with a allowance of $50 for each day of quarantine. If they are paid by the employer during the quarantine, the allowance will be transferred to the employer.

As the number of people that are placed on quarantine is low, the cost of paying the allowance for quarantine would be modest.

The payment of this allowance will encourage more people to participate in the Trace Together program.

Most people will be willing to download the Trace Together app into their mobile phone. Others may prefer to use the token.

I suggest that the government should move to the Trace Together app/token, as it is likely to be more useful and effective, compared to Safe Entry.

Agree or not?

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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10 Responses to “How to popularize the Trace Together token”

  • Soccerbetting2:

    Once a corona virus case is detected in trace together token ,and it so happen that Mr XXX mame is in that trace together token list .So Mr XXX will also need to return the trace together token too .And that is the hazzle of returning trace together token especially when Mr XXX is not free and being occupied with work .So how to return trace together token immediately ? And one need to return and collect trace together token often,all the time is being wasted ???? And the problem of quaratine come along with its numerous problems and costs ?

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  • oxygen:

    ABOUT 20% OF THE ADULT POPULATION in LEE-jiapore, presumably the Ah Peks and Ah Mahs are digitally illiterate and don’t have a smart phone.

    How Ah, TKL?

    You paying for their smart phone subscription?

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  • Reliability Problem:

    What TKL didn’t know is the token only sense at 5 minutes interval.
    Read what the GovTech Officer said [save a copy before its deleted away]

    https://opengovasia.com/government-technology-agency-awards-tender-for-further-batches-of-tracetogether-tokens/

    I posted this on Gov Youtube page long time ago without a reply and subsequently was secretly deleted. I repost it here about the “Reliability Problem” which remains unanswered till today.

    [The minister Vivian Balakrishnan emphasized the need on speed of entry or proximity registration as Singapore is progressively opening up for conferences and business-related events. He said of the need of Levels of granularity and to enhance the level of protection for the people concerned. [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPDp9UBazs0 ]

    But the minister ought to know or failed to inform the public on the “Reliability” of the token used for the protection of lives, as he put it, providing the level of protection of its citizens concerned.
    I am of the opinion that it would be a crime if the token is proven to be unreliable since no Characterization and tests results have been shown, particularly as the minister put it, in the context of mass gatherings and crowd related events.

    My points are transient proximity [virus contact], mobility of individuals and token Bluetooth transmission data collision [even with spread spectrum or frequency hopping technology] preventing those proximities and contacts from detection or recording within the transient periods.
    I would refer the minister to the published paper “Analytical and Experimental Performance Evaluation of BLE NeighborDiscovery Process Including Non-Idealities of Real Chipsets” by [David Perez-Diaz de Cerio, Ángela Hernández, Jose Luis Valenzuela, and Antonio Valdovinos]

    Without delving into the technicalities, Table 6, therein, provided an example of the Probability (in %) that not all of the devices [200] are detected in the Active Detection Window of 5 seconds example, for a transmission interval of 500ms, the loss detection could be as high as 19.69%. Now, it must be borne in mind that the detection window used in the Table 6 is 5 seconds. Therefore, in comparison with the “Tracetogether” token implementation of 5 minutes interval [extracted from Government technology Officer], the Probability of non-detected devices would soar to unimaginable and dangerously sky-high percentage.

    I am hoping that the Minister will realize the matter in increased “Levels of granularity” and place importance on “Reliability” especially with citizens safety is of concerned here. I am proposing that the “Tracetogether” token be put to a mass gathering Characterization and test [the size of 340 tokens within proximity range in 18.6 seconds contact transient] carried out by impartial and neutral parties like NUS or NTU before mass distribution and implementation [mandatory?] to the public. I am against wasting time and tax payer money and polluting the earth of expended batteries and giving its citizen a “false sense of safety/security” [as the PM had put it on the donning of mask]

    Thank you.

    Next up, my Circle of 50m Characterisation Test Plan.

    Armadillo]

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  • Bad Boy:

    https://m.sohu.com/a/425002565_260616/?pvid=000115_3w_a
    https://m.sohu.com/a/425002565_260616/?pvid=000115_3w_a
    北京野保原站长获刑:受贿801万,4912万财产来源不明

    https://m.weibo.cn/status/JpApMr9PK?jumpfrom=weibocom

    北京人王民中将近40岁的时候,当上了一个“清水衙门”的老大:北京市野生动物保护自然保护区管理站站长。在这个位置上一坐20年。到他去年被抓,他总共受贿近千万,还有将近5000万财产来源不明。

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  • Harder Truths:

    How much freedom that people have left are they willing to sacrifice because they aree so scared all the time about everything?

    Yes, CoVID is a problem. It has a worldwide 99.8% survival rate. In $G this is closer to 99.95%.

    So far we are tracked everywhere we go and irrationally this does not apply on public transport, where the infection can spread the easiest.

    Now we are going to be tracked to who we talk to and see as well.

    This is just the government tightening our life so we cannot do anything – cannot work, cannot go out, cannot see anyone, cannot even breathe.

    If this is not total communism I don;t know what is.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Tell me how many people were informed of any close contact with an infected person?

    Why spending all this effort for nothing?

    Most importantly, who benefited from these application and devices?

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  • Harder Truths:

    Coming soon to a bank near you are digital dollars. The Federal Reserve is rolling them out soon. So is the Bank of Japan. And the European Central Bank.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-chair-powell-lays-out-key-reasons-why-fed-moving-toward-digital-dollars

    Will $G be left out? You can bet the MAS are doing it secretly and suddenly declare that we are to employ only digital dollars to track you 24/7 and lock you out of the system if you misbehave.

    Together with the new Face Recognition and the (coming) Social Credit Score $G citizens will be first to be the most controlled people on the face of the earth.

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  • Pap using foreigners as MOUTHP:

    uselesstankl:
    October 13, 2020 at 11:03 am (Quote)
    Foreigners have always ” BEING USED ” by gov

    to ” FURTHER” gov’s ” GREED ” by saying water

    needs to go up by 30%, first by a Indian,

    then followed by malaysian.

    BOOM, YOU KNOW WHAT, water is up 30%>

    Now, we have a polish guy saying GST needs to

    BE UP by 12%.

    MY QUESTION IS, WHY IS PAP GETTING FOREIGNERS

    TO ” INFLICT, INCREASE ” SUCH COST ????

    Quote.

    Why are we having foreigners as MOUTHPIECE of the gov ?

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  • Track Virus or Track You?:

    Harder Truths:
    How much freedom that people have left are they willing to sacrifice because they aree so scared all the time about everything?

    Yes, CoVID is a problem. It has a worldwide 99.8% survival rate. In $G this is closer to 99.95%.

    So far we are tracked everywhere we go and irrationally this does not apply on public transport, where the infection can spread the easiest.

    Now we are going to be tracked to who we talk to and see as well.

    This is just the government tightening our life so we cannot do anything – cannot work, cannot go out, cannot see anyone, cannot even breathe.

    If this is not total communism I don;t know what is.

    People should refuse any kind of device that will intrude or invade into their privacy or personal movements. There is no need to fear Covid -19 as long as you have your mask on, and observe good hygiene and safe distancing. Avoid places such as diners. restaurants and eating at crowded coffee-shops where you have to remove your mask and risk exposure to the virus. If they are so concerned with the C-19 spread, why are they opening up the borders to foreigners who could bring the virus into the country? And not requiring them to be quarantined? Why not put a tracking device on them to?

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  • Bornfree:

    How could the authorities ensure Trace Together app and bluetooth are turned on because mobile Trace Together can be switched off and on any time. I have installed and use Trace Together app and sometime the bluetooth is unknowingly turned off automatically and it also affect the Healthy 365 app.

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