Google.org’s new tracking tool leverages global health stats to tackle COVID-19

Google.org has joined hands with a consortium of COVID-19 researchers to announce the launch of Global.health. Global.health is an open-access epidemiological data platform that enables experts to track disease spread in real-time and to forecast future outbreaks, so informing effective government and public response. With the support of Google.org, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, Northeastern University and Oxford University created Global.health with the express purpose of leveraging anonymised data from open-access authoritative public health sources to track disease progression. “Data has always been a vital tool in understanding and fighting…

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