Apple develops a diagnostic app for COVID-19 screening
According to CDC, nine out of ten people are asymptomatic. If you have feeling symptoms of COVID19 but aren’t sure what to do? Apple just unveiled mobile app and a new website to provide users more information and guidance during the coronavirus pandemic. The app was developed in partnership with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The COVID-19 Screening can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19. For people who are concerns about privacy, Apple said it is not collecting your answers from the screening tool. Apple said it only collects some information about how you use the app to help improve the site.
According to the Apple, “The COVID-19 app and website allow users to answer a series of questions around risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms for themselves or a loved one. In turn, they will receive CDC recommendations on next steps, including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, whether or not a test is recommended at this time, and when to contact a medical provider. This new screening tool is designed to be a resource for individuals and does not replace instructions from healthcare providers or guidance from state and local health authorities.”
Apple customers with access to Siri can also use the virtual assistant to ask for guidance and connect to telehealth services and apps.