Apple releases new COVID-19 screening app incollaboration with the CDC
The recent coronavirus disease outbreak has disturbed the entireworld. People from different part of the world are suffering from and manypeople have died. It has broadly affected the entire human lifecycle. Apartfrom different major and minor changes, the coronavirus has given people evenmore reason to camp out on their couches and fiddle with their phones.
Expert developers across the world have seized on the momentwith a bevy of coronavirus-related applications. In an attempt to tamp down onmisinformation, Apple announced that it would accept any application from only recognizedentities like government and health-focused organizations like reputedhealth-care companies, or medical or educational organizations. Additionally,it is removing coronavirus games from the App Store. The search for coronavirusapps now available is support-focused social networks and informationalresources.
If you are looking for any resource for the coronavirus, the Centresfor Diseases Control and Prevention's app is the best option. It is essentiallythe agency's website in app form. This application features up-to-date noticesand advice on what to do to keep yourself safe and steps to follow if youbelieve you have the virus. There is a map that the CDC updates at noon everyweekday, it tracks confirmed cases.
This new COVID-19 screening app is launched by Apple that tellspeople whether to social distance, quarantine, or seek out a coronavirus testbased on their circumstances. It guides you through a series of questions abouttheir symptoms, making recommendations based on their situations includingpracticing social distancing, disinfecting surfaces in their house takingmedical treatments, and taking a COVID-19 test.
The application is the result of a partnership between Apple,the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and the White House. It is oneof the first widely released products resulting from the federal government'swork to enhance tech companies' reach to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
One of the best things to keep in mind that it does not involveany kind of data collection. This application bears similarities to an applaunched by the Chinese government and powered by Alibaba. This Chineseapplication instructs people to self-quarantine based on their answers tosurvey questions.
Here's how Apple COVID-19 works?
The app greets users with health information from theCDC before they opt to start the screening process
The application can be helpful in understanding your next step.
Now, you give an answer to a few questions aboutsymptoms, travel, and contact you have had others.
Before you start
In case, you are experiencing any of these symptoms, stop andcall at 911 right now:
In the next step- The app guides you through a series ofquestion about what symptoms you are experiencing:
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
Users are also asked whether they have gone for anyinternational trip in the past two weeks, or whether they live in an areaexperiencing a coronavirus outbreak
Now the Apple COVID-19 will create recommendationsaccording to the answers given by people. It is what the applicationrecommended for an individual after he reported that He does not have any kindof symptoms but does live in areas where there is a major coronavirus outbreak.
Next two steps
The next step is to Monitor Symptoms
No Test At This Time
If you do not get any of the symptoms mentioned above,you will be suggested not to get tested.
So this is all about how this application and how it works. Youcan download the app via the App store or find the screening survey on Apple'swebsite.
If you have any personal experience with the coronavirus, sharethat with us and our readers. Also, mention if you have any tips or suggestionsfor people on how society can handle the pandemic smoothly.
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