#covid-19

How does contract tracing work around the world?

How does contract tracing work around the world?

We compare the approaches taken to trace and halt the spread of COVID-19 by different governments, with a particular focus on citizen privacy. Why are they broken, and how can we do better?

Moai Team
Moai Team
How to avoid a data scandal at your premises

How to avoid a data scandal at your premises

As the hospitality industry tries to keep itself afloat during COVID-19, how can you make sure you’re complying with relevant regulations, and not risking getting into hot water?

Moai Team
Moai Team
Should we trust the government to deliver COVID-19 contact tracing?

Should we trust the government to deliver COVID-19 contact tracing?

Attempts to halt the spread of coronavirus in the UK rest on the success of tracing infected people. But will the public trust the government’s app enough to make it effective?

Moai Team
Moai Team
The year Mickey Mouse caught COVID-19?

The year Mickey Mouse caught COVID-19?

As contact tracing apps rely heavily on user-inputted data, how can we ensure the accuracy of the results… and stop the disease spreading?

Moai Team
Moai Team
How does GDPR and contact tracing affect your business?

How does GDPR and contact tracing affect your business?

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 may rely on gathering personal information, to trace contact with those infected. So how can your business do this and respect data protection regulations, and people’s privacy?

Moai Team
Moai Team
Technology versus the nanny state

Technology versus the nanny state

Data from GlobalWebIndex shows that fear of the government having access to personal information is greater than the fear of private business

Moai Team
Moai Team
COVID-19 data collection and your human rights

COVID-19 data collection and your human rights

Article 8 of the Human Rights Act enshrines your right to respect for private and family life. Does contact tracing, as part of tackling the spread of coronavirus, pose a threat to this right?

Moai Team
Moai Team
The global effort to produce a vaccine

The global effort to produce a vaccine

November saw something of a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. But are we likely to reach a point soon where the coronavirus is under control?

Moai Team
Moai Team
What if a COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t work?

What if a COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t work?

If other viruses are anything to go by, we may not be able to rely on a vaccine to eradicate COVID-19. But how likely is it that we won’t find a workable vaccine? And how else can we manage coronavirus?

Moai Team
Moai Team
Where are the most dangerous places to be during COVID-19?

Where are the most dangerous places to be during COVID-19?

Stats can show us the death rate in various countries around the world, but the discussion around the venues causing COVID-19 hotspots continues…

Moai Team
Moai Team
What’s the difference between COVID-19 vaccines?

What’s the difference between COVID-19 vaccines?

The UK is the first country in the world to approve Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine against COVID-19. But how does it work, and how is it different from other vaccines that are being produced?

Moai Team
Moai Team
Approaches to managing COVID-19 around the world: liberty vs safety

Approaches to managing COVID-19 around the world: liberty vs safety

How are various countries tackling this balancing act? And what does it tell us about their culture and politics, and citizens’ tolerance for surveillance?

Moai Team
Moai Team
How can epidemiology models help us beat COVID-19?

How can epidemiology models help us beat COVID-19?

Scientists around the world have been working tirelessly to understand and reduce the spread of COVID-19. So what is an epidemiology model and how can it help us?

Moai Team
Moai Team
What’s air conditioning got to do with COVID-19?

What’s air conditioning got to do with COVID-19?

By now, we are used to making adjustments to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But how does air flow come into the equation and how can we use information about the airflow in venues to mitigate risk?

Moai Team
Moai Team
Staying safe as COVID-19 restrictions lift

Staying safe as COVID-19 restrictions lift

At Moai, [our research](https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.17096) explores COVID-19 transmission vectors to help us understand how we can best use non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to prevent disease propagation. Our researchers have designed a survey which aims to gain valuable insights from users of our contact tracing app about the environments they visit.

Moai Team
Moai Team
Vaccine passports: A ticket out of COVID-19?

Vaccine passports: A ticket out of COVID-19?

We’ve had just about enough of being stuck indoors now, but how soon will we be able to get back to doing the things we love and how could a vaccine passport help things to open back up safely?

Moai Team
Moai Team