Significant tech business are joining the fight against the coronavirus break out.
The website, launched Sunday, features a live map and tracks overall confirmed cases of COVID-19 in addition to cases per country. Click on a country and you’ll get more details about the infection outbreak there, with varieties of active/recovered/fatal cases, along with news and videos. For the U.S., you’ll also get a breakdown of verified cases per state.
The website does not provide anything considerably different from similar trackers we’ve seen– Johns Hopkins university’s live map is still among the very best resources out there– however it’s quickly, clean and mobile friendly. Also, the “News” tab for private nations currently does not show anything.
The site was a team effort from Microsoft Bing employees working from home, and the information comes from sources such as the World Health Company (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance (CDC), as well as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
On Monday, Alphabet’s Verily introduced a coronavirus screening website for the Santa Clara and San Mateo counties in California. Verily is a “sibling company” to Google (both companies are subsidiaries of Alphabet) that’s concentrated on life sciences and healthcare.
The launch follows remarks from President Donald Trump that Google is constructing a coronavirus test site, which seemed to have caught Google by surprise
The website is an “online screener based upon standards from public health authorities,” which will help individuals discover whether they qualify for testing through Verily’s program. And while the site is presently very limited in scope, Verily states it’s “working to quickly expand testing.”
” The program is in its early stages, and we will put in the time to examine operations at pilot websites in the Bay Area before rolling out to additional websites. We are working carefully with Governor Newsom’s office, federal authorities and regional public health authorities to ensure we have the right abilities in place to help more people over the coming weeks,” Verily said in a article on its website.
To be qualified for the screener, users must be U.S. residents aged 18 or older, with a Google Account, and they should want to share health information with Google.
The coronavirus has up until now eliminated more than 6,500 and contaminated more than 169,661 individuals. The outbreak has been intensifying in the U.S. in current weeks, with more than 3,400 verified cases and 65 deaths.