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membershipPostMarch 25, 2020, 11:43
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This app has launched from researchers at Kings College/Guys and St Thomas’ to help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well

Many are signing up to this app-based COVID-19 study, which looks like it should generate useful information. You may wish to as well.

Help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well .

Download the app

https://covid.joinzoe.com

Take 1-minute to self-report daily, even if you are well.
Help our scientists identify:

    High-risk areas in the UK.
    Who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions.
    How fast the virus is spreading in your area

Please share the app with people you know on WhatsApp via a broadcast. They need to get this to a lot of people fast to collect enough data to see the hidden cases.

From their site :
"By using this app your are contributing to advance vital research on COVID-19. The app will be used to study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads.

This research is 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 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 take data security very seriously and will handle your data with huge respect. Your data is protected by the European Union's "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR). It will only be used for health research and will not be used for commercial purposes. You can read more about how your data will be used, your rights and the steps we take to ensure it's protected in our privacy policy."

membershipPostMarch 26, 2020, 10:48
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I've done my daily update - seconds and a couple of clicks.

membershipPostMarch 26, 2020, 11:39
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If it helps you trust it, here's Caroline Lucas recommending the app :

Also some reviews in the press:

The Guardian - Tuesday

BBC News - Wednesday

Independent - not sure of date

membershipPostMarch 27, 2020, 13:12
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A member has had difficulty finding and signing up to this. She sent this to me this morning :

Looks like Google and Apple are restricting apps and information to make sure there’s no misinformation.

From the FT this morning:

App Stores, for instance, were designed to act as open platforms for anyone with a bright idea. But a search in Google’s Play store for anything coronavirus-related offers only a link to the World Health Organisation, along with apps from the Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Apple’s App Store is only slightly less restrictive, letting through a handful of vetted apps from medical researchers for tracking coronavirus symptoms. One of the most valuable locations on the internet, the Google homepage, now acts as a quasi-public service announcement, its single outbound link connecting to a trove of official coronavirus information. Searches for anything related to the pandemic bring special advice boxes, with most links leading back to the CDC and WHO. A company that rose to prominence by finding relevance in the “long tail” of the internet has defaulted, at a time of global crisis, to being a conduit for government-generated information and advice.

Apparently it's more of a problem with Google/Android.

It seems a very valuable research project. If you're having problems, it's maybe worth persevering.

membershipPostApril 3, 2020, 11:32
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There's been a big update to the app. 1.5m have signed up.

Have a look at the website

There are stats per area (of app users), advice, research e.g. "What is anosmia?".

membershipPostApril 7, 2020, 12:14
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2,170,551 people are contributing to the research now

membershipPostApril 21, 2020, 16:24
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2.5m now contributing..

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3.5m now

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