Published On: Sat, Mar 14th, 2020

White House teams adult with Google to build coronavirus screening site

During a press discussion during a White House, President Trump currently announced that a supervision is operative with Google to build an online screening website for COVID-19.

Update (4pm PT): Turns out, Trump was wrong. It’s Verily, not Google, that is building a site. Development is in a early stages and a initial rollout will occur in a Bay Area. You can review about what’s unequivocally function here.

Despite Trump’s claims, Google isn’t building a coronavirus screening site — and it’s not ready

The proclamation was brief on details, yet a idea, it seems, is to give users a ability to enter their symptoms and see if they need additional testing. None of this sounds intensely complicated, yet according to Trump, Google has 1,700 engineers operative on this.

According to Debbie Birx, a White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, users will have to record into this new screening website, fill out a screening petition and risk-factor petition and afterwards get destined to a “drive through” contrast facility.

In some ways, a proclamation raises some-more questions than it answers, though. It’s misleading what information Google will collect and either logging in will be mandatory, for example.

The partnership with Google is partial of a incomparable private zone partnership a White House has set adult that also includes Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and others.

We have asked Google for some-more sum and will refurbish this post once we hear more.

Update (2:20pm PT): So far, all we have is this, yet it’s misleading that Verily’s site and a one President Trump talked about are a same:

 

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