California announced an app to help people track their exposure to the coronavirus, becoming the largest U.S. state to take advantage of new technology from smartphone software makers Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.
A new wave of mobile apps that help track exposure to the coronavirus is coming to U.S. states ahead of the holidays as public health officials bet that recently introduced features from Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google will significantly boost adoption and impact.
A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19 shows that New York City first responders have high Covid-19 rates.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded seven companies and academic institutions grants to develop digital health technology to help with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. announced a new system that will enable public health authorities to use smartphones to assist in contact tracing without having to build an app.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid test for detection of Covid-19 infection.
North Dakota, Wyoming and Alabama are the latest U.S. states launching apps to warn users about potential exposure to the novel coronavirus by tracking their encounters, representatives for the states told Reuters.
Facebook Inc. removed 7 million posts in second-quarter 2020 for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted fake preventative measures and exaggerated cures.
Virginia launched the first contact tracing app for the novel coronavirus in the United States that uses new technology from Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.
Researchers are developing simpler Covid-19 diagnostic tests for use outside of labs in an effort to make mass testing available, fast and inexpensive.