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olygirl 18.08.2020 22:55

Swiss COVID app: potential infection alert
 
Letís say youíve downloaded the app and have been notified that you have a potential infection. What would you do?

Meerkat33 19.08.2020 00:10

Re: Swiss COVID app: potential infection alert
 
Quarantine myself and wait for symptoms, if they appear I would get tested.

MathNut 19.08.2020 09:13

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Call my canton's COVID hotline and ask what they recommend.

Kittster 19.08.2020 09:17

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3208447)
Letís say youíve downloaded the app and have been notified that you have a potential infection. What would you do?

Follow the instructions given in the app. Why bother installing it if you are not going to do that? :confused:

bowlie 19.08.2020 09:34

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3208447)
Letís say youíve downloaded the app and have been notified that you have a potential infection. What would you do?

Actually you would be notified that you likely had an encounter with someone who has been tested positive for the virus. You should call your Dr. or local hospital and ask them what you should do. Iím sure the notification would advise you on this.

olygirl 19.08.2020 21:23

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Originally Posted by MathNut (Post 3208510)
Call my canton's COVID hotline and ask what they recommend.


That's what the app says. Has anyone ever been in this situation? What did the hotline recommend?

Chuff 19.08.2020 21:32

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3208447)
Letís say youíve downloaded the app and have been notified that you have a potential infection. What would you do?

Are you telling us that the official COVID app does not supply a guide for what to do if you are warned of a possible infection?

olygirl 19.08.2020 21:35

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Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3208801)
Are you telling us that the official COVID app does not supply a guide for what to do if you are warned of a possible infection?


The app recommends to call the COVID hotline and if you have symptoms, get yourself tested.

Kittster 19.08.2020 21:49

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3208805)
The app recommends to call the COVID hotline and if you have symptoms, get yourself tested.

Has someone hijacked your account? Seems rather unusually attention-seeking and daft to post about this instead of just doing what you are meant to do. I'm confused.

HickvonFrick 19.08.2020 21:53

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I think I'd ask for a test.

Pancakes 19.08.2020 21:54

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3208805)
The app recommends to call the COVID hotline and if you have symptoms, get yourself tested.

I find that a bit odd that they're telling people to wait until symptoms appear to get tested, since people can have it but have no symptoms; and also because when symptoms do begin to appear, it's when someone is already contagious.

If you really want to ease your mind about it (which is most certainly understandable!), I suggest calling your doctor to ask for a test. I had a sore throat, etc. a few months ago and called my doctor's office and she agreed that I should come in to be tested. I was so relieved that I had the test done, too, because I just really needed to know if I had it (and of course even more relieved when it was negative). The test was very quick and the uncomfortable feeling only lasted for a few seconds (not painful at all, just uncomfortable). I believe the test was free.

As far as I know, they are testing people for free even when the person has no symptoms, or at least I know that was the case a month or so ago when my friend had her family tested before their son went to camp.

Anyways... I really hope all is well! :) I say listen to your conscience... If you need to know, then get tested. It really is very relieving to know whether or not you have it.

olygirl 19.08.2020 21:55

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Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 3208809)
Has someone hijacked your account? Seems rather unusually attention-seeking and daft to post about this instead of just doing what you are meant to do. I'm confused.

Get off your high horse, Kittster. It ain't daft and it's not attention-seeking.

I was just seriously wondering what people would actually do. I'm quite sure not everyone automatically calls the hotline, especially if they don't have symptoms. Some might choose to wait and see while others may run for the nearest testing location. And then there are those who contemplate telling their employer of their situation.

As you can see, there are more options than just calling the hotline or following the advice on the app.

Kittster 19.08.2020 21:59

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3208814)
Get off your high horse, Kittster. It ain't daft and it's not attention-seeking.

I was just seriously wondering what people would actually do. I'm quite sure not everyone automatically calls the hotline, especially if they don't have symptoms. Some might choose to wait and see while others may run for the nearest testing location. And then there are those who contemplate telling their employer of their situation.

As you can see, there are more options than just calling the hotline or following the advice on the app.

Ok, then you have not understood the purpose and advantage of the app. What is the problem with just doing as it suggests?

olygirl 19.08.2020 22:01

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Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 3208816)
Ok, then you have not understood the purpose and advantage of the app. What is the problem with just doing as it suggests?

No problem whatsoever. In fact, it's the most logical choice. However, why can't you imagine there are people who might consider pursuing a different option?

MusicChick 19.08.2020 22:17

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I don't get it much either. So you would like them to out themselves to you, on a hypothetical scenario? In public :rolleyes:

Doing what the app suggests (even if you don't have the app but do have doubts) makes the most sense.

olygirl 19.08.2020 22:29

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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3208827)
I don't get it much either. So you would like them to out themselves to you, on a hypothetical scenario? In public :rolleyes:

Doing what the app suggests (even if you don't have the app but do have doubts) makes the most sense.

Oh, for Chrissake.....

Yes, I want them to out themselves to me so I can report them to the local police and get them kicked off EF. Maybe I'll even get a reward.



Now who said the Swiss were passive aggressive?

Belgianmum 19.08.2020 22:31

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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3208827)

Doing what the app suggests (even if you don't have the app but do have doubts) makes the most sense.

How would you know what the app suggests if you donít actually have it?:confused:

MusicChick 19.08.2020 22:47

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3208834)
How would you know what the app suggests if you don’t actually have it?:confused:

I don't know, the post no. 3? :confused:

My mod cellular machine is too old for it :D

Sky 19.08.2020 23:38

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It’s a natural reaction to feel startled and have an emotional moment of ęwhat to do??Ľ
We’re not machines.

It’s rather mean to jump on the bandwagon and take a dig at somebody feeling vulnerable.

Olygirl, call your family doctor and ask for his/her advice.
Sometimes it just feels better to hear from somebody you know and trust.

Take care

Kittster 20.08.2020 00:07

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Right, Sky's response is helpful in understanding what the motive might be. I'm very pragmatic: I would do the necessary as quickly as possible, in particular because there is still a considerable amount of people without the app, so the contact tracers have to spring into action.

So no, it would not for a second cross my mind to not do everything I can to stop the further spread immediately. It certainly won't help to pose hypothetical questions to a forum.

The original wording struck me as the type of thing one ponders aloud when bored except it was not in line with olygirl's usual posts and the subject matter does not really allow for levity. Especially with daily news of quarantine dodgers, mask dodgers thinking they are being proper rebels by intentionally coughing or blowing in your face when you wear a mask, and rising case numbers. It strikes me as completely beyond reason to ignore an indicator that "unlikely but possible" has turned into "possibly" so I think that normalising not doing as suggested is not acceptable


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