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: google.com/covid19.
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.
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.