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UCL Virus Watch Study Tracks Location of Volunteers During Covid-19 pandemic

By GeoConnexion - 19th August 2021 - 10:34

UCL Virus Watch Study, the most comprehensive household study of Covid 19 in England and Wales, is using a mobile app to track people’s mobility following their first dose of vaccination and add a valuable dimension to the study. Findings to date suggest that people do not change the distance they travel away from their homes immediately after one jab, compared with how far they travelled prior to being vaccinated. The study is using Esri UK’s smartphone ArcGIS Tracker app to examine changes in people’s movements at different stages of the pandemic. Results generated are informing government planning, Public Health and NHS responses to Covid-19, as lockdown eases and the countries prepare for a future of managing the pandemic.

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