The search engine giant, Google said on Saturday it launched a full-fledged coronavirus website with information about coronavirus guidance and testing with resources from the WHO and CDC. Every country in the world works on slowing the spread of the highly infectious virus. This coronavirus website comes a week after its sister company Verily launched a pilot website on coronavirus following US President Donald Trump’s announcement.
The site, which consists of resources and links focused on the potentially deadly respiratory illness COVID-19, will be available in more languages and countries in coming days, Google said in a blog post.
The Coronavirus website is at google.com/covid19. Google’s post announcing the site says that you will be able to find “state-based information, safety and prevention tips, search trends related to COVID-19, and further resources for individuals, educators and businesses.” Google emphasizes that it’s pulling information from “authoritative” sources like the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the CDC.
Emiley Moxley, product management director of Google Search, described the tool in a blog post, “As we continue to see people’s information needs expanding, we’re introducing a more comprehensive experience for COVID-19 in Search, providing easy access to authoritative information from health authorities alongside new data and visualizations. This new format organizes the search results page to help people easily navigate information and resources, and it will also make it possible to add more information over time as it becomes available.”
Google’s coronavirus website opens up to detailed information on what the coronavirus is and how it spreads. There are tabs on the left side for Coronavirus symptoms, Saftey and prevention tips on the home page itself. There are shortcut links to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well along with a Q&A tab on coronavirus. Google’s coronavirus information hub is also offering state-wise healthcare details but only in the United States.