World Health Organization Launches COVID-19 App

March 30, 2020
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As is the case with most crises, covid-19 has become a breeding ground for misinformation. Because the disease is so new, there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding it, but that hasn't stopped people from claiming to know how to treat, prevent, and detect COVID-19. In an effort to separate fact from fiction, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching an app dedicated to sharing what we know and don't know about the virus. Named WHO MyHealth contains all the factual data on COVID-19 and users will be able to compare their symptoms with those linked to coronavirus and receive public health updates specific to their location. There are even plans to invite people who have been either been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 to share their phone's location history to give experts a better idea of how the virus spreads. If you have questions about COVID-19 you need answered immediately, you can also access accurate and up-to-date information through the WHO's chatbot. WHO MyHealth launches today (3/30/2020) at Google Play and iTunes

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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