COVID-19 - Help to make a difference

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COVID-19 - Help to make a difference

Post by Ray P » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:24 pm

Putting this in a new thread so it doesn't get lost in the Rants...

A colleague of mine put me onto this and it's an opportunity for us all to play a small part in the fight against COVID-19. One of my colleague's friends' is working on the front-line battle against COVID-19 in the UK as a respiratory physio specialist so I believe this is legit. and properly science-based.

There is an app (free to download) which we can use to record information that will be used to study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads. The app is part of the toolkit for research led by Dr Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London (and director of TwinsUK a scientific study of 15,000 identical and non-identical twins, which has been running for nearly three decades). The COVID Symptom Tracker app was designed by doctors and scientists at King's College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals working in partnership with ZOE Global Ltd – a health science company.

We can help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting our symptoms daily, even if you feel well.

https://covid.joinzoe.com/

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Post by jack » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:23 am

I signed up for this a few days ago. The app is a bit rough and it took ages for the registration to actually "take" - several attempts...

The company behind it, ZOE, whilst mainly consisting of academics from king's and elsewhere, is a commercial organisation using big data and machine learning/ai, mostly to determine individuals' responses to dietry variations.

Read the comments in the play store or wherever you download it from.

It will get better and for the moment, I'm sticking with it.
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Post by Ray P » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:42 am

Thanks Nick - I was beginning to think nobody was interested!

If anyone else does decide to join in just be aware that the Playstore app search doesn't seem to find it if you search on 'covid symptom'; I located it by searching for 'Zoe Global'. It also takes some patience to set yourself up.

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Post by shane » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:46 am

Signed up, and posted on the village Facebook page.

It’s now the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store.

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