Coronavirus Stories Yesterday

Right now, we’re square in the middle of a pandemic the likes of which our generations have never experienced, which is also inconveniently overlapping with the tail end of the normal cold and flu season and the arrival of allergy season. This has caused a fair bit of uncertainty for some, but thankfully there are ways to have a better idea of whether or not your symptoms line up with those of COVID-19. Here are some of the many coronavirus symptom-checking and tracking apps available on Android.

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How to mute coronavirus-related content on Twitter

It’s great to stay informed about what’s going on in the world, but it’s also very much possible to be over-informed. As the novel coronavirus wreaks havoc on the world, one of the easiest ways to control your level of information intake is Twitter mute filters. I needed them, so I thought you might too. Here’s how to cut down on coronavirus content on Twitter…

After much confusion over the last three days, Google sister company Verily has launched its COVID-19 screener and testing website. It does not have the nationwide capability — currently only covering the Bay Area — originally alluded to by US officials.

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Coronavirus Stories March 29

To recognize the global surge in “searches for how to thank healthcare workers,” Google late on Sunday released a “Thank You” video aimed at the medical professionals “sacrificing so much to save so many.”

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Coronavirus Stories March 28

With schools out in many locations around the United States, teachers and parents alike are looking for alternative ways to keep students occupied. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has boosted Google Classroom to 50 million downloads on Android and to the #1 education app on both Android and iOS.

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Coronavirus Stories March 27

Alphabet’s response to the coronavirus over the last several weeks has been multifaceted, but largely product-focused. Google’s latest initiative commits $800 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts through ad grants, donations, credits, and by helping manufacturers.

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