The NHS Will Hold Test and Trace Data for 20 Years: Questions Abound


NHS Test and Trace ran into headwinds today as it launched, as the Health Secretary urged people to do their “civic duty” to participate in the scheme — which in the absence of a working app will require those who have tested positive to provide call centre staff with details of their recent contacts.

Amid a growing uproar over how the government has handled the outbreak, and the news that the UK has the world’s highest rate of excess deaths resulting from the pandemic, the “civic duty” request drew an indignant response.

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