Healthweather: Internet-connected thermometers may provide early warning system


Kinsa Health, which has sold or given away more than 1 million internet-connected thermometers to household covering 2 million people, finds that the maps it creates showing the difference between expected (based on years of data the company has collected) and reported levels of fever may act as an early warning system for spreading illness. Abut 90% of COVID-19 patients have fever. The company has posted its data and maps to medRxiv, and also to a new website it has built.


Writer: Donald G. McNeil
Publication: New York Times