To incentivize people to stay home, a secret contract market could be deployed where sick people can purchase “Stay-at-home” bonds by depositing collateral. The collateral could yield interest from 1) forfeited collateral of sick people who leave their homes and 2) liquidity provided by federal/state/local govs, companies and/or other entities.
The secret contract would answer a simple question: “Is tracking device pertaining to address x within the specified boundaries or not?” or simply, “Is this sick person home?”. If the answer is no, collateral would be forfeited from the sick person’s on-contract escrow. There would have to be some way to verify that sick people are wearing tracking devices honestly and reporting honest data to the contract.
Has this idea been thought of?