Google’s website for “COVID-19 Information and Resources” is finally out, which would be a complete novel coronavirus information center. The site intends to facilitate the U.S. public testing for the pandemic influenza and would help people answering the requested queries for coronavirus symptoms and risk factors.
You can visit Google Covid-19 website at google.com/covid19.
The U.S. President, Donald Trump, declared Google is coming up with a solution that steadfast all the information regarding coronavirus. Now, almost after a week, Google has launched a website that would help the U.S. in fighting against the novel coronavirus.
“Launching today in the U.S., the site will be available in more languages and countries in the coming days, and we’ll update the website as more resources become available. Along with our other products and initiatives, we hope these resources will help people find answers to the questions they’re asking and get the help they need,” Google said in a statement.
As the widespread coronavirus outbreak continues, this time has become very challenging for the whole world. In the fray of helping people, Google has finally come up with all the information and resources for the help of people. Roughly 1700 engineers worked on the website for search trends related to COVID-19 and the help resources for individuals, educators, and businesses.
The Chief Executive Officer of Google, Sundar Pichai, after the U.S. government approach, said that Google would keep on doing things to help people take care of themselves and their communities. Later this Friday, the company then come up with all the latest information and help, from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization and many other health care authorities, in the response of ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Google said that they aim to provide comprehensive guidance around local health services. In an official blog post, Google said, “We’re also looking for more ways we can help people follow authoritative public health guidance and locate appropriate health services through our products. Right now, in the U.S., people seeking out urgent care, hospitals, and other medical services in Search or Maps. They will see an alert reminding them of the CDC’s recommendation that symptomatic individuals call ahead to avoid overwhelming health systems and increasing the risk of exposure.”
“Right now, the disease is the largest topic people are looking for globally, surpassing even some of the most common and consistent queries we see in Search,” Google said. The website currently launched for the U.S., but in the coming days, it will be helping people in other countries as well.
Verily, a health care technology company and the subsidiary of Alphabet had also launched a website to help people of Northern California with answers to recent health and travel questions and also help them in getting a free coronavirus test. People with unusual symptoms can seek medical care through Verily’s system.
The coronavirus has infected more than 270,000 people around the globe killing more than 11,000 people so far. For the latest updates about the coronavirus, there is a live dashboard and a meter that delivers real-time information about the deadly virus. The dashboard shows the data of suspected cases, deaths, and recoveries confirmed by the World Health Organization.