Apple’s Self-Screening Tool for Corona Virus.
The new coronavirus has spurred demand for test kits, but there has been a constant battle to supply and meet that demand. Fewer tests immediately result in fewer reported infections compared to the actual number. To find a way around this solution, Apple created a self-test tool that can be easily accessed from anywhere. The best part is that you don’t really need an Apple device and it doesn’t take long.
So here is the Apple Self-Screening Tool for Corona Virus.
The online screening test was developed in collaboration with the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA.
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Who Should Take the Test?
Well, everything spreads like a virus like wildfire. But be sure if you have any of these symptoms presented on the Apple website.
- Constant pain or pressure in the chest.
- Great difficulty breathing.
- Severe, persistent dizziness or dizziness.
- Slurred speech.
- Problems waking up
Apple Coronavirus Self-Scan Tool
This does not require any additional equipment. This is a simple questionnaire that basically contains a few options related to common factors, symptoms, risk exposure, etc. As you continue to select options that reflect your current state, the app / website will show you the next question according to CDC guidelines.
In the end, how do you pass the test. You will be able to see suggestions and tips according to your profile. For example, advice on social distancing if self-isolation is necessary or if your symptoms are consistent with a COVID-19 infected patient.
The main goal is to ensure that people are always alert, aware of their health, and take proper precautions for themselves and others during the widespread spread of COVID-19.
In addition to verification, users can also access a large database of COVID-19 related materials, FAQs, which dispels most of the myths circulating on the Internet.
Hey, can I ask Siri?
If you live in the United States, in addition to the app and website, you also have the option to ask Siri. Just ask, “How do I know if I have a coronavirus?” This will give you a list of resources and guides from the CDC. The collection of Telehealth Apps available in the App Store will also be recommended. Remember, this is just a list of resources, not a replacement for a medical diagnosis or advice.
The verification tool also respects user privacy and does not share data with Apple or CDC, and therefore does not require your Apple ID to take the test.
Website for COVID-19 Screening Tool | Download Apple COVID-19 App
The questionnaire in Apple’s validation tool is very similar to the questionnaire asked by the CDC chatbot. The slight difference is that the CDC chatbot asks more location related questions. Moreover, since Apple’s validation tool is online, it is also available for Android users. We’ve also covered the Corona Virus Outbreak app available on GitHub that allows you to do the same.
This week, travelers landing at select US international airports began receiving notifications on their iPhones to remind them of the CDC’s current guidelines to stay at home and monitor their health. So, know your status and don’t let it spread to others.
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