• The FDA just okayed multiple 15-minute blood tests to screen for coronavirus, but there are caveats

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    On Thursday, the FDA amended their emergency policy around diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Following on a change made March 16, the agency opened the door for a number of specific private entities and labs to develop and distribute tests that can provide results on the spot in as little as 15 minutes - but there are some pretty big caveats to keep in mind as you hear about more of these coming to market.
    The tests, which are ‘serological,' meaning they identify the presence of antibodies in a person's blood, differ considerably from the...
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  • Apple taps CDC to launch COVID-19 screening website and app

    Apple taps CDC to launch COVID-19 screening website and app

    2 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Apple has launched its own online COVID-19 website and mobile app that helps the public get accurate and timely information about the coronavirus and related infectious disease. Apple says that it made the two new offerings in partnership with health authorities, including the White House Coronavirus Task Force, CDC, and FEMA. The new website and mobile app are very simple...
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  • Daily Crunch: Clearstep's chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening

    Daily Crunch: Clearstep's chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here's your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020.
    Stay safe and socially distanced this weekend!
    1. Clearstep's COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources
    There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing the global COVID-19 pandemic. Most of these are relatively simple, including three or four...
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  • Apple's new coronavirus screening app and website is now available

    Apple's new coronavirus screening app and website is now available

    2 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    The tool asks questions and indicates whether you should get tested
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  • Facebook launches accessibility and creator tools to make live-streaming available to more people

    Facebook launches accessibility and creator tools to make live-streaming available to more people

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    COVID-19 and its resulting social distancing measures have inspired lots of people to live stream, so Facebook says it's going to launch various features over the next couple weeks to make Facebook Live more accessible and easy to use, particularly for people who might not have a lot of mobile data. The updates will be global.
    The team is launching an audio-only mode, as well as automatic closed captions. It's also giving people various ways to access a stream outside of Facebook, including logged-out support, which means people without a Facebook account can still tune into content. This...
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  • Apple Launches COVID-19 Self-Screening Website, App

    Apple Launches COVID-19 Self-Screening Website, App

    2 monthes ago - By ExtremeTech

    Credit: NIH
    We've all been bombarded with tips and guidelines for how to attempt to self-diagnose a possible COVID-19 infection, and whether and what kind of treatment to seek. Some of them directly contradict each other. In an effort to make the process more consistent and systematic, Apple has rolled out a web-based screening tool and separate iOS app that will lead you down a decision tree - for yourself or someone else - with suggestions about what steps you should consider taking next. Apple developed the site and app in conjunction with the CDC, FEMA, and the White House, so the...
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  • Apple releases new self-screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms

    Apple releases new self-screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms

    2 monthes ago - By Macworld

    As part of its ongoing efforts to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has released a new website and iOS/iPadOS app with a screening tool for coronavirus symptoms, along with updated information about prevention practices. In a statement this morning, Apple said the site arose out of a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control, the White House's Coronavirus Task Force, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To read this article in full,
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  • Apple just launched a coronavirus app and screening tool

    Apple just launched a coronavirus app and screening tool

    2 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Apple released a COVID-19 information website in cooperation with the CDC, the White House, and FEMA that provides details about the novel coronavirus infection.
    The site also offers a quick COVID-19 screening tool that offers advice on how to proceed in case you suspect a coronavirus infection, suggesting a test or urgent medical care where applicable.
    An Apple COVID-19 app for iPhone and iPad has also been released, providing quick access from a mobile device to the same COVID-19 website.
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  • Apple unveils its own COVID-19 screening app and website

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Because you can never have too many testing resources during an unprecedented global pandemic, Apple has introduced a new app and website for screening COVID-19 symptoms. Developed together with the CDC, both tools step you through a series of questi...
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  • Apple works with White House to release 'COVID-19' app, website

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Apple Inc and the White House said on Friday that the iPhone maker worked with the Trump administration and federal agencies to release an app and website that will direct users to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on the disease caused by the coronavirus.
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  • Apple launches COVID-19 screening app and website

    Apple launches COVID-19 screening app and website

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

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    Apple today launched a website and a new app dedicated to COVID-19 screening. The resources offer an online screening tool, information about the disease, and some guidance on when to seek testing or emergency care. Apple developed the site and app in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Federal Emergency Management Agency , and the White House.
    The screening tool asks you questions about your symptoms, recent travel, and contact you may have had with people who have had or been exposed to the virus. After completing the screening process, you'll...
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  • Apple creates coronavirus screening app, website in partnership with CDC and White House - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    Apple says the app and website are meant to give people across the US an easy way to get trusted information and guidance.
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  • Apple launches COVID-19 screening website and app

    2 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    Apple has launched a website and app that will provide a screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms.
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