Google New Coronavirus Screening Website Goes Live: Isn’t Late?

Google coronavirus screening website

Previously, we reported that Google has postponed the launch of the US New Coronavirus information website.

In a news conference last week, US President Trump said that Google is building a new coronavirus screening website to guide people to the virus-detection site. But due to insufficient functions, the website failed to go online as scheduled. Now, after a short delay, Google has finally launched the virus site. The website’s URL is:

What Does Google’s Coronavirus Screening Website Do?

The site does provide people with some information about the new coronavirus. Google says people will be able to find ‘country-based information, safety and prevention tips, search trends related to COVID-19, and further resources for individuals, educators, and businesses’. Google emphasized that the site was obtained from ‘authoritative’ sources such as WHO and the CDC.

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The site also provides American Sign Language (ASL) videos and a global map showing confirmed cases by country, as well as a wealth of information about Google’s other rescue efforts-along with YouTube videos.

The site posted by Google did not include the content that President Trump originally claimed.  President Trump has claimed it has a drop-down menu that provides a link to a local website-in this menu. For example, when ‘California’ is selected, users will get a link to the California Department of Public Health.

Many large tech companies are working to provide coronavirus-related support. But none has been able to address some of the biggest problems of the pandemic: access to virus testing and the crisis facing our healthcare infrastructure.

At some point in the future, Google may provide a survey information form for drive-thru test locations in various areas. But a spokesman said the company would only do so after obtaining authoritative information about the locations of these tests. Unfortunately, it will take a long time to get accurate information about the location of the test.

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