Was the NHS contact tracing app doomed from the start?
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England’s planned contact tracing app, trialled on the Isle of Wight, has been abandoned in favour of a system developed by Google and Apple. The Telegraph's Senior Technology Reporter, Matt Field and Social Media Correspondent, Mike Wright join Theodora Louloudis to discuss what went wrong, how other countries are overcoming the same hurdles and whether an app is that effective after all.

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