You can't fight an enemy you can't see.
As COVID-19 continues its march across communities around the world, healthcare authorities are scrambling to get a handle on how far the virus has spread. Testing and statistical models are the only tools available to authorities to try and understand how far COVID-19 has spread through the community. It’s a best-guess scenario.
Research published on March 30th found that countries have only discovered on average about 6% of coronavirus infections and the true number of infected people worldwide may already have reached several tens of millions. It is estimated that 40-70% of the population will become infected with COVID-19 by the end of 2020(Harvard University).
That leaves a large gap in available data to understand where the coronavirus is hiding in the population. This data is absolutely critical for healthcare authorities to create strategies and deploy resources to slow the spread of COVID-19.
CovidIQ is designed to capture and share that data, thanks to the overwhelming willingness of the population to help do their part to defeat the virus. Technology like CovidIQ produce data that provides governments with a leading indicator of the disease (vs lagging indicators), through a tool that can quickly and easily deploy in their communities.