Google launches coronavirus website

Monday, 23 Mar, 2020

And it has upgrade the Google search experience, too.

Something noticeably missing from the Google page or search experience is links to chat forums or places to listen and talk to other average people.

"As coronavirus becomes a challenge in more communities and as authorities around the world develop new guidance and tools to address the pandemic, we'll continue to find more opportunities to connect people with key information to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe", Emily Moxley, Product Management Director of Search, said in a statement alongside the launch.

In various other words, great deals of large technology firms are applying to give coronavirus- associated assistance, however none have the ability to resolve several of the greatest issues in the pandemic: accessibility to screening and also the upcoming situation in our health care framework. Google is well-placed to judge how much interest there is in the topic, and the company says that searches released to COVID-19 are the most popular right now.

It is a screening website for individuals who wish to undergo testing for COVID-19.

You can also use the website to view the latest corona virus search trends and view the number of cases reported worldwide on a global map. Google reveals top searches related to the coronavirus, but it also put forth several items that focus on education and prevention.

You'll find a lot of useful information on the site; all pulled from vetted organizations and sources. It's just a drop-down menu of states.

At some point in the future, Google may actually provide a questionnaire and information about local drive-thru testing locations.

USA based search engine giant Google on Saturday launched an educational coronavirus website that contains safety tips and authoritative information about the pandemic. On a newly-launched website about all things COVID-19, the company said that a part of that $50 million pledge is $5M in matching donations to the UN Foundation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO). "This new COVID-19 experience on Search will roll out in the coming days in English in the United States".

Screenshot of the Google Coronavirus website at google.com/covid19. Google stresses that it's drawing info from "authoritative" resources like the THAT and also the CDC.

Along with the website and potentially more important, Google will begin to provide more improved information cards for people looking for terms related to the coronavirus.