Smartphone Thermometers Pinpoint Hot Spots

smartphone thermometersThe reporting is faster than what the CDC gathers.

By Rick Richardson

A company that makes internet-connected thermometers has followed the flu more closely than the CDC can. Now the devices may be turning up cases of COVID-19.

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A company that uses internet-connected thermometers to predict the spread of the flu says it is tracking the coronavirus in real time – something that had been impossible, given the lack of testing for the disease.