Excursions by Amit Gawande

I am tired of listening to the same old rants about surveillance. I get it - the apps being used for contact tracing can potentially be used to hamper our privacy. However, such apps have proven effective in controlling the spread in many regions and nations. If you live in a democracy, you will always have a chance to curb the harm caused. If you point at the apps and shout privacy killer”, you are no better than the population that is protesting armed, asking for their freedom back.

Understand that these aren’t normal times. The normal rants won’t help in these times. Empathize with the decision-makers, especially in a democracy. This is new, an unknown territory for all of us.