Apple Maps will soon help users find COVID-19 testing locations.
Apple has launched a website where healthcare providers, labs, or other businesses can easily submit information on testing locations for Apple Maps to display to its users.
Apple says they are currently working to verify and add as many testing locations as they can, as quickly as possible.
To submit COVID-19 testing locations for Apple Maps:
- Download and open Apple’s template
- Fill in your testing location information
- Email your file to Apple via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare providers, labs, or other businesses should send their files to Apple using their business email address. Upon receipt, Apple’s team will review each file and may contact submitters at their provided email address. Apple will only use the contact information they receive to verify the provided testing location information.
There are other ways to share new testing locations: Providers can choose “Add a missing place” by tapping in the upper right corner of Maps or send an updated spreadsheet of testing locations to email@example.com.
More info: https://register.apple.com/covid-19/
MacDailyNews Note: More info on the Prevention & Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via the U.S. CDC is here. Track the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) here.
Apple continues to devote its considerable resources to help fill the vacuum in leadership in this crisis. Bravo!
For all of you who (1) still claim that broad testing, lockdowns, and social distancing were generally unnecessary and (2) were particularly critical of Apple’s response, the lockdown in the five Bay Area counties, and the statewide stay-at-home order:
California, with 39.94 million people, had logged 22,409 cases as of April 11 with 633 deaths.
New York, with 19.44 million people, has had 180,458 cases with 8672 deaths.
Note that California had diagnosed cases before New York did, but imposed social distancing much earlier. When growth is exponential, even a few days makes a LOT of difference. California has more available testing, so the difference is not just sampling error.
I will keep posting these numbers until somebody apologizes for claiming that everyone was overreacting.
Please post deaths from other causes for reflection …
That would not be relevant to whether social distancing has been an effective strategy for mitigating the impact of COVID-19. No matter how many deaths might have occurred somewhere from other causes, the fact remains that a state that went on lockdown early has 30-odd times fewer deaths per capita than a state that delayed it.
Hanks says – guys I still don’t get it, why? why? dumf! hey did you know I’m a trump supporter too
Yes, state vs. state is good information, but so is how COVID-19 fatalities stack up compared to dying in general.
The normal annual death rate in New York State is 7.8 per 1000 population, which would be about 15,163 deaths in a year. Covid-19 deaths for less than two months are almost 9000.
California has a death rate of 6.8/1000, for a total of 27,159 in twelve months vs 633 from Covid-19.
California and New York are essentially tied for life expectancy at 81.6 and 81.3 (## 2 & 3 behind Hawaii). West Virginia is last at 74.8.
Sorry, misplaced decimal. New York normally 151,630; California 271,590. Still a much bigger jump for NY than CA.
Hank – stop while you’re behind bro – you don’t get it sorry – must read more or something… fuck