Ten technologies to fight coronavirus (STOA)

Author: Mihalis Kritikos of the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament. Abril 2020

Presenting a non-exhaustive overview of the technologies currently in use, this analysis highlights their main features and significance in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, focusing on the way they are being used to monitor and contain the rapid spread of the disease, and to ensure that public health institutions maintain their capacity to meet the ever-increasing needs caused by this pandemic disease. The analysis also illustrates the main legal and regulatory challenges and the key socio-ethical dilemmas that these technologies' manifold applications pose when used in a public-health emergency context such as the current one.

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