Israeli Prime Minister Suggests Putting “Sensors” on people to Fight Covid-19

Even though Israel is recovering from the covid-19 and lifting more preventive measures for peope go back to normal, Prime Minister of the nation Benjamin Netanyahu said something that surprided the media.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

The politician suggested during a speech to put “sensors” on people to fight the covid-19.

These sensors will prevent population’s from coming to close to one another – especially children who are returning to schools.

“I spoke with our heads of technology in order to find measures Israel is good at, such as sensors,” Netanyahu said.

He also added that the digital sensor “will be on everyone, every person, every child.”

The minister affirmed during his specch last week that the State of Israel is developing technology to combat the virus. Therefore, the sensor they plan to use could be similar to the one used in Mobileye for cars; it would make a “noise or buzzer” like cars with the Mobileye device when you get too close to it.

“I don’t know if this is possible, we’re checking this, we’re trying this, but we can through different means guard [against] the transmission of corona,” said Netanyahu.

Experts’ opinion about this idea

As soon as the politician presented his new idea, he starting facing harsh declarations and backlash from cyber experts.

A cyber resilience expert told Israeli media that while she understood the idea in theory, it wouldn’t work for humans and would not any pass any practical or legal test.

“Theoretically, I get the idea behind it. But although such distance-sensitive microchips exist in vehicles, it is different in humans,” cyber resilience expert Einat Meron told Ynet. 

“A beeping sound telling me I got close to someone is not enough. Who says it will change anything? I would have gotten closer either way,” She continued.

In relation to the point, Meron expresses that the technology would not be practical for children.

“It will be hard to do it to more than a million schoolchildren who return to their educational institutions in order to ensure one student sits at the distance of two meters from another. It is fictional and dangerous,” she explained.

Decrease in new infections

It should be noted that the nation’s shopping centers, gyms and markets can reopen with temperature controls and social distancing protocols.

So far Israel has had more than 16,000 cases of COVID-19 with around 250 deaths while the rate of new COVID-19 infections has decreased.

Source: CBN News

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