There are currently 590,287 cases of COVID-19 worldwide and over 26,900 deaths globally. Till yesterday, China and Italy were suffering the most but from today’s stats, the USA is on top with over 100,000 cases and over 1500 deaths. USA’s pandemic epicenter is Newyork.
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With the USA facing the most, Apple launched a COVID-19 Screening Website, it’s an online screening tool. It asks you questions related to symptoms. Apple developed this screening tool with the help of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and White House.
What Does Apple’s Covid-19 Screening Website do?
The website is pretty simple with all the basic information and safety precautions along with the screening tool. The screening tool asks you about your symptoms and your travel history. Depending on your health, it will recommend you if you need to get yourself tested or not.
Apple has unveiled a new screening tool to help provide information from trusted sources about COVID-19. The website and app were developed based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://t.co/gjucIWQLLK— WKRN (@WKRN) March 27, 2020
They also launched an application which is similar to the covid-19 screening website, it also checks if you need to get tested, it also provides you basic information about COVID-19. The application is available on Appstore, and the size is pretty low too about 6mb.
However, Apple does not provide information about where to get tested, Apple also says that they don’t collect any of your data. There is no sign-up required either.
If you are having difficulty breathing, immediately call 911.
Are there other tools as well?
Yes, Amazon has also developed a screening tool for COVID-19. You can use that by simply asking Alexa “what do I do if I think I have coronavirus? “.
Say hello to Dr Alexa.— (((B.L. Ochman))) (@whatsnext) March 27, 2020
Alexa can now screen you for coronavirus: How to use it https://t.co/0psLVN3H5O
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games