Utah reportedly spent nearly $3 million on a contact tracing app that less than 2% of the state’s population has downloaded

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Utah spent $2.75 million on its contact tracing app, Healthy Together, but only around 1.4% of the state’s residents have downloaded it so far, BuzzFeed News reported Tuesday. The app’s developers also haven’t yet delivered on many of the features they promised, and some public health workers and lawmakers are worried it isn’t the best use of taxpayer money, according to BuzzFeed News. Contact tracing apps won’t be useful unless a critical mass of people opt in, and many states, including Utah, are off to a slow start. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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