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Technology Apple creates coronavirus screening app, website in partnership with CDC and White House

18:25  28 march  2020
18:25  28 march  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Apple created the new COVID-19 app and website in partnership with the CDC , the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA. People in the U.S. (18 years or older) can access the screening tool and resources by downloading the COVID-19 app on Apple ’s App Store or on the web at

Both tools were developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , as well as the White House ’s Coronavirus Task The app and website include a questionnaire and information about the novel coronavirus . Apple said it will not collect or store users’ answers to the

Apple on Friday released a COVID-19 website and app with a screening tool and other information about the coronavirus outbreak. Apple said the app and site are meant to "make it easy for people across the country to get trusted information and guidance at a time when the US is feeling the heavy burden of COVID-19."

a screenshot of a computer: A look at Apple's COVID-19 website and app Apple © Provided by CNET A look at Apple's COVID-19 website and app Apple

They were developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The COVID-19 app and website include a screening tool that asks users to answer a series of questions around risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms, Apple said in a release. Based on their responses, they'll 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."

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Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, marking another response Both tools were developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , as well as the White House ’s Coronavirus Task

The App was created in partnership with the CDC , the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA "to make it easy for people across the country to If you say yes to any of these, Apple directs you to call 911. It also provides information about the disease , with suggestions about what you can

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Apple said the screening tool doesn't replace instructions from doctors and health care providers or guidance from state and local health authorities.

"To help you stay informed, understand symptoms and take proper steps to protect your health, Apple has created a COVID-19 website and a US app in partnership with the CDC," said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a tweet Friday. "As always, the data is yours and your privacy is protected. Stay safe and healthy."

COVID-19, the disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus, has rapidly spread across the globe. The World Health Organization on March 11 declared the outbreak a pandemic, saying it expected to see the number of cases and deaths continue climbing. The US now has more reported coronavirus cases than any other country in the world, with more than 92,000 people infected with the virus as of Friday.

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Apple has developed a new website and app in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), the White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will provide screening for COVID-19 symptoms and up-to-date information about the

Apple has developed a new website and app that will provide a screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms as well as up-to-date information from trusted sources about the coronavirus outbreak. The software was developed in partnership with the White House , Centers for Disease Control , and

In addition to the screening tool, Apple said the app and website will offer answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus as well as up-to-date information from the CDC, including best practices for washing hands and how to monitor symptoms.

"The White House commends companies like Apple Inc. for answering President Trump's call for a public-private alliance against this invisible enemy," said a senior White House official in a statement Friday. The CDC plans to encourage other companies to build additional COVID-19 tools by open sourcing its underlaying recommendations and algorithms, the official said.

Earlier this week, Apple updated its digital assistant Siri to help guide those worried about coronavirus symptoms. Summoned by asking Siri "do I have coronavirus," the assistant will respond with the survey that uses yes and no answers to try to guide people on potential next steps.

Apple launches COVID-19 app and website

  Apple launches COVID-19 app and website Apple's COVID-19 app and website offers pre-screening questions to help people figure out if they have the coronavirus and tips on washing hands.It includes a screening tool to help people figure out if they've caught the coronavirus, and the information is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Apple says.

Today, Apple launched its own coronavirus screening site ( apple .com/covid19) and iOS app developed alongside the White House , CDC and It will not route you to a testing center directly. In a privacy note on the site , Apple notes which data is collected. " Apple is not collecting your answers

Apple has now released a new coronavirus symptom checker app and website . Apple today confirmed it has now released a dedicated COVID-19 app and website . Furthermore, the new solutions were created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the White

The CDC also has a coronavirus self-checker chat bot on its website that can assess people's symptoms and risk factors, and help them make decisions about seeking medical care. That tool was developed using Microsoft's Healthcare Bot service.

Apple responds to senators’ privacy fears over COVID-19 screening tools .
The site and app are part of a CDC partnershipThe letter answers several questions posed by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ). Among other things, it reveals the terms of Apple’s agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These include prohibitions on sharing any identifying user data with the CDC.

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