Two start-ups from Georgetown University’s Risk Lab have released a new web tool called COVID-19 Testing Locator that helps users know how far they are from test sites and where they can find the nearest test site for new coronavirus detection,media reported.
Starting today, any American can access this test point tracking tool for free by visiting www.covid19testing.today. The tool also offers a number of criteria for screening, such as whether to drive, focus only on children, or target the elderly.
“With the spread of the new corona virus in the United States, many companies have joined forces to provide educational resources to inform the American public about this rapidly evolving disease,” said Raakin Iqbal, founder of The Social App, which co-founded Basil Labs. We want to give people a central place to find test points and gain a sense of empowerment in an atmosphere that most of us feel ignorant of information. Our goal is to build a platform for the common good. “
Now more than ever, hospitals, governments, nonprofits, and Americans themselves need reliable data and information about the virus.
The COVID-19 Testing Locator team said in a press release that it plans to enable test centers to visualize and address the pain they face, which in turn will enable them to better manage their resources when providing treatment or processing logistics. In addition, the program hopes to work with city governments to help them identify new coronavirus hotspots.
Theo Goetemann, founder of Basil Labs, says that while new coronary virus testing sites are springing up across the US, communication between them is not enough, and it is dangerous. “We don’t have time to wait, the testing site is already overcrowded and hospital beds are overcrowded,” he said. We need to investigate and understand patient setypes to maximize the efficiency and safety of testing centers, improve the flow of inpatients, and share this knowledge with testing centers across the country and around the world. “