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Google launches coronavirus website with health info, educational resources

Google launched a coronavirus website Saturday featuring several resources and tips with information on the growing pandemic.

The website includes information on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, along with tips on how to stay safe during the crisis.

“We hope these resources will help people find answers to the questions they’re asking and get the help they need,” said Emily Moxley, product management director for search at Google, in a blog post published Saturday.

The website also features data on areas affected by the coronavirus, resources for Americans who are stuck at home during the pandemic and ways to support global relief efforts.

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There are at least 260 deaths and more than 19,000 cases of coronavirus in the U.S.

Google is also upgrading its Search to provide more immediate information from official resources on the coronavirus. The company had already included tips on its home page called “Do the Five,” offering advice on how to stop the virus’ spread.

On March 16, a pilot website for coronavirus screening was launched by Verily, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet. The screening and testing site is only available to California residents in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, but says it is “working to rapidly expand testing in every way that we can.”

Source: Technology News Today – USATODAY.com

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