Alphabets Verily is creating a website for people to screen for coronavirus and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations, according to Google. The initiative will begin in the San Francisco Bay Area with hopes of expanding coverage to more areas in the future. The move is part of a public-private partnership to dispense COVID-19 testing to millions of Americans in the weeks ahead, according to Vice President Mike Pence. Testing to confirm COVID-19 cases has been a critical part of response plans in other countries around the world.
The news was announced as President Trump declared a national emergency today in a White House press conference. Trump, Pence, and administration implied the Google screening website would service people nationwide. Positive coronavirus cases have now been found in all 50 states, and on Wednesday COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.
The federal government will point people to the Google website to fill out a screening questionnaire, state their symptoms and risk factors, and if necessary will be told the location of a drive-through testing option. Automated machines will then be used to return results in 24 to 36 hours.
About 1,700 engineers are creating the website today, President Trump said today. VentureBeat reached out to Google for more information about the website.
Dr. Deborah Burke said that nasal swab samples can be delivered to doctors offices and hospitals, then picked up by companies like Quest Diagnostics.
The important piece in this all is, theyve gone from a machine that may have a lower throughput, to the potential to have automated extraction, she said. Its really key for the laboratory people; its an automated extraction of the RNA that then runs in an automated way on the machine with no one touching it. And the result comes out of the other end. She said that going from sample to machine to results removes the manual procedures that were slowing down testing and thus delaying results.
As an emergency executive action announced by Trump today, the Department of Education will waive interest on student loans held by federal government agencies, and he instructed secretary of energy to buy crude oil reserves.
At midnight tonight, the United States will suspend travel from Europe, and U.S. citizens traveling into the country will be asked to take part in a voluntary 14-day quarantine.
Tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft took part in a teleconference with White House CTO Michael Kratsios to discuss how artificial intelligence and tech can help combat coronavirus. A White House statement said the discussion touched on issues like the creation of tools. Public health officials and authorities from China to Singapore and beyond have used AI as part of solutions to detect and fight coronavirus since the novel disease emerged in December 2019.
Earlier this year, Googles DeepMind also released structure predictions of proteins associated with the virus that causes COVID-19 with the latest version of the AlphaFold system.
These structure predictions have not yet been experimentally verified, but the hope is that by accelerating their release they may contribute to the scientific communitys understanding of how the virus functions and experimental work in developing future treatments, CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post last week.
Upon questioning by reporters at the press conference, Trump refused to take responsibility for the heretofore slow U.S. response to the pandemic. He also evaded questions about whether or not he needs to be tested for COVID-19, despite the fact that he was in close proximity days ago with a person who has tested positive Fabio Wajngarten, press secretary to Brazil president Jair Bolsano. Eventually, after multiple reporters pressed him on the issue, Trump said he would get tested but not, he said, because of his contact with the two men. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was also in contact the two men at Trumps Mar-a-Lago resort and today tested positive for coronavirus.
Throughout the press conference, President Trump, Vice President Pence, and a roster of scientists and executives shook hands and touched the same mic.
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