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I fear there's a problem with the test. If you say "NO" to having any symptoms of Covid-19, it takes you through the process of seeing you can get tested. Say "YES" to symptoms, tells you not to bother. (!!!)— Dave Lee (@DaveLeeFT) March 16, 2020
Contrast what I got by saying no vs what Dai got saying yes. https://t.co/08KjbIZHbx pic.twitter.com/qkYUUDOHeC
.@WHO is grateful for all the amazing work by @sundarpichai & @Google teams to help people stay safe, informed & connected during #COVID19 by:— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 16, 2020
-Enabling access to accurate information
-Enabling remote work & studying
-Supporting relief efforts & govs https://t.co/zoZecJkzqx
A diagram unveiled at Trump’s Fri press conference is “eerily similar” to a website unveiled by Oscar Health that same day. Jared Kushner’s brother Joshua is a major investor in Oscar. The firm denied involvement w/ the announcement.— Vicky Ward (@VickyPJWard) March 16, 2020
Per @russellbrandom: https://t.co/PRAb9ViXjT
When @lmatsakis and @brbarrett broke this story, they called Google, which directed the query to Verily. A spokesman for Verily is literally quoted in the piece.— Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) March 16, 2020
Here's the original: https://t.co/piNlOyH0TM
And the follow-up: https://t.co/IxlgS4ukNt https://t.co/vJ8FyogTyp
NEW: Alphabet’s Verily has launched its COVID-19 screening site early!— Jennifer Elias (@jenn_elias) March 16, 2020
To qualify for screening, it requires users login with a Google account, they must be able to speak + read English and agree to info potentially being shared with Google. More here:https://t.co/izXga4VD1P
An update from @sundarpichai on efforts going on at @Google to help with the COVID-19 situation (product changes to get people more timely info, basic science and research, funding support for external entities, adapting to virtual wfh for many, ...)https://t.co/IYPb47Cl2A— Jeff Dean (@🏡) (@JeffDean) March 15, 2020
Trump lies about website.— Dave Pell (@davepell) March 16, 2020
Google says they don’t know what he’s talking about.
Media researches and tells the truth.
Trump panics and calls Google.
Google builds a local website.
So now there’s a website.
But no one needed a website, they needed tests.
False.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 15, 2020
Media outlets contacted Google. Google said sister company Verily was in the "early stages" of developing a website for the Bay Area in particular. *More than 24 hours later,* Google changed its tune and said it is working with the federal government on a national site. pic.twitter.com/NdJmF34SmB
The site was Jared Kushner's rushed idea to calm the markets— Nguyen #fbpe #fbr (@haaohaoo) March 16, 2020
The presented diagram also seems to have been Kushner’s work. It’s not reflective of Verily’s project, but is eerily similar to a website unveiled by Kushner-linked firm "Oscar Health" https://t.co/Q7JIoPZIZ4
Update: Verily said that having people sign in with their Google account allows it to connect them with tools -- like electronic screening -- it has built for Project Baseline, its research effort to collect comprehensive health data and map human health.— Natasha Singer (@natashanyt) March 16, 2020
"Californians will be able to take an online COVID-19 screener survey… People who meet eligibility and requirements for testing will be directed to mobile testing sites based on capacity, where they will complete a nasal swab test"— Wolfie Christl (@WolfieChristl) March 15, 2020
Google/Alphabet blog:https://t.co/7ci4hiJOAT pic.twitter.com/aqbdl1RB02
“Google is partnering with the US Government in developing a nationwide website that includes information about COVID-19 symptoms, risk and testing information. (2/6)— Google Communications (@Google_Comms) March 15, 2020
So those with any Coronavirus symptoms are going to be turned away in this version of Verily’s screening. Based on questions it’s only meant to find folks that don’t show symptoms, have traveled to high risk areas, and work in places w/ possible exposure. Not sure how this helps.— Ryan Mac 🙃 (@RMac18) March 16, 2020
To use the Google/Verily screening program to see if you're eligible for COVID-19 testing, you have to create a Google account or connect it your existing Google account.— Natasha Singer (@natashanyt) March 16, 2020
This is both a barrier to entry and a major privacy problem pic.twitter.com/L9j5ZDIFGp
Dear @realDonaldTrump: The next few months are going to be very difficult. We all have to work together. It is not helpful for you to keep misleading the American people. Google is not, and never was, building a nationwide test screening website. That’s what their statement says. https://t.co/xuxJYMTI1A— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 15, 2020
Interesting. After many reporters asked Google what the president was talking about and getting a very narrow response — it’s just a pilot for the Bay Area — the company a day later offers a lengthier statement that seems to parrot what Trump said.— Edmund Lee (@edmundlee) March 15, 2020
What changed? https://t.co/zQ0YwzkH9V
In truth, the project at Verily — which has a total of about 1,000 employees — is in its infancy. A pilot program is planned for the San Francisco.Testing locations have not been identified, and the coronavirus tests themselves are not yet widely availablehttps://t.co/D3pw1PGEGa— MsKittty Fighting LGBTQ & Democracy! (@KitttyMs) March 15, 2020
The Google-backed coronavirus screening website touted by Trump last week, open to residents in two counties in Northern California, reached capacity and stopped accepting appointments on its first full day of operation https://t.co/k6Fdlj3nyy via @technology— Peter Tinti (@petertinti) March 16, 2020
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