Sister company Google offers corona screening
Google sister company Verily has started a platform to test Americans for the coronavirus. For the time being, this is a very limited test.
Data company Verily, part of Google parent company Alphabet, has started Project Baseline. The purpose of the platform is to help people have a free test to see if they are carriers of the new coronavirus.
Participants first receive an extensive questionnaire, after which they may or may not be referred to a doctor or medical centre.
For now, the platform can only be used by residents of two regions in California. In addition, those interested must be over the age of 18, speak English and want to log in with a Google account.
Google says that the results of the screening will not be linked to the Google account and will not be forwarded to insurers.