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Scientist behind NHS Covid app begs people not to delete it despite 'pingdemic'

The scientist behind the NHS Covid app is urging people not to delete it from phones – but is calling on the Government to axe the requirement to self-isolate after being pinged.

Professor Christophe Fraser has waded into the argument over whether the double-jabbed should have to shut themselves away for 10 days.

Writing for the Mirror, the chief scientific adviser for the app said: “A more useful approach [when] many people are vaccinated is… regular testing as an alternative to quarantine.”

He added that the public should not delete the app because it is reducing hospitalisations.

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