HealthLynked has developed its own Corona Virus tracker that allows users to self-report symptoms, if they test positive for the virus, alert contacts so that they can seek medical care to prevent spread.
The first infection with 2019-nCoV in the United States was reported on January 21, 2020. The WHO has now documented more than 50 confirmed Cases of Corona Virus in the United States.
We continue to report the lasted WHO data indicated by the following Criteria:
WHO conformed Infections are shown in RED,
WHO deaths are shown in BLACK.
User can self-report and they are divided into three categories:
Users that have NOT tested positive for the virus and are asymptomatic are shown as DARK GREEN
Users that have NOT tested Positive for the virus but have symptoms such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath are shown as YELLOW
Users who Self Report that they have tested Positive for the Corona Virus are shown as PINK
Users can update their Information as symptoms change and these changes are reflected on the Map. The tracker also shows all the latest news about the virus from around the world to keep users updated on the Virus.
Users can also engage in real-time chat with the chat feature.
Data sources : DXY, Worldometer, Johns Hopkins
- Change in strategy for speed in MAP view.
- Generic enhancements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Chat rooms need report button
I gave this 5 stars to help balance those who are painfully ignorant of how live maps work.
First off, I understand the app isn’t perfect; nothing can be, especially when it relies partly on self-reporting. People must understand that there is lag time in reporting as well. Nothing pops up instantly. Secondly, no, this is not fear mongering. If more people looked at this as a statistical tool rather than a oh-my-god-look-at-how-many-people-died, then that would help the situation. Third,
On another note, PLEASE add a REPORT button to the CHATS. Some of the things I’ve seen are absolutely horrendous. Not to mention there are trolls whom I can’t tell if they’re being serious or not. I actually saw one person say, “I Hope all black pepoel [sic] died [from the virus].” Comments like these are completely unacceptable, and there should be a zero-tolerance policy for such discourse. So, please, add a report button to the chat channels and put some bloody moderators in there too.
Takes into account the long wait for test results
Some reviewers sound downright ignorant. Many are criticizing the self-reporting feature. Users can’t just click the button and give a name and location and BOOM it shows up in the app! self-reporting is for those who have actually tested positive for the virus. *These cases must be verified before being reflected here.* This app is operated by a joint effort of medical agencies, and as such is regulated. They aren’t stupidly allowing people to report willy-nilly. That would be recklessly irresponsible. Then, they would have a wicked tangle to deal with that could land them all in a lot of trouble. The reason self-reports are shown as pink is bc the WHO doesn’t yet have it in their database. When it is officially in their system, that will change colors and be included in their official account. It takes too long at this point to get test results. The WHO is very careful about the cases they count. It doesn’t happen immediately.
Excellent Format; Rapidly Developed
Considering the available timetable the publisher no doubt faced, this app is outstanding. Today it receives a five star rating from me. Ingoing, I would expect and hope they provide some improvements. When I select a category under the first tab in order to drill down into country by country detail, it would be convenient if the last 3-4 countries I checked would appear in a separate section preceding the alphabetized section. Next, I think accuracy and resolution can be improved. I first noticed this deficiency when ab independent reporting source revealed a very granular distribution in Los Angeles area. Most disappointing to me though is that the cumulative numbers were greater than you were reporting at the time.
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