COVID-19 is one of the most talked about subjects at the moment and there is no lack of applications about coronaviruses circulating in smartphone app stores.
On the closing day of this matter (12/03) the disease was classified as a pandemic.
What does that mean?
To understand its meaning, we first need to understand what an outbreak is.
The WHO classifies as an outbreak the sudden increase in cases in a specific location, such as a city.
If this outbreak recurs in other cities and states in a country, it will evolve into an epidemic.
If this epidemic happens also in other places on the planet, this configures thepandemic.
In other words, it is already official that the coronavirus is a risk in several countries, including Brazil.
In these settings, it is unfortunately common that panic prevails and more and more people are looking for information about the disease.
In this case, searches for applications about coronavirus increase.
The problem that the search – often desperate – for information makes many end up believing the infamous fake news.
That is, they end up receiving false information and spreading it, also causing a wave of misinformation.
Therefore, there are not many reliable sources about the disease.
To help you better understand how to prevent coronavirus, let's talk a little more about the disease.
We’ll also show you who’s susceptible to it and what you should and shouldn't do about the coronavirus apps you find.
Stay with us and don't forget to wash your hands!
What does the new Coronavrus?
The coronavirus has been around since the 1960s, but until then it was not so contagious.
Although lethal, MERS and SARS were controlled and are no longer a concern today.
COVID-19 is a non-lethal form of the virus, but highly contagious.
Airborne, just like flu, the "new" coronavirus has become a worldwide concern in recent weeks.
But who is susceptible to the coronavirus and may be at risk of dying from it? That's what we'll show in the next excerpt!
Who is susceptible to the Coronavirus?
There is no easy way to say this, but: everyone is susceptible to COVID 19.
Anyone can contract the disease due to its high contagious potential.
On the other hand, the chances of her causing death are slim.
The overwhelming majority of those deceased due to the coronavirus are elderly or people with a deficient immune system.
For these at-risk groups, it is even more important to avoid crowds and to clean your hands as much as possible.
It is also important to mention that anyone who has taken COVID-19 and cured is not immune.
It is possible to contract the coronavirus again and cases of this type have already been reported in China and Japan.
Apps on Coronavrus: what NOT to do
The first and most important thing to say about Coronavirus apps is to avoid sharing information received in messaging apps, especially in groups or messages sent by people close to you.
This person is likely to be passing on false information without knowing it.
In addition, many handicapped people are using these coronavirus messages and apps to scam and steal user data.
The Google Play and App Store are also blocking entry of apps on coronaviruses that are for approval in their digital stores.
The goal is not to prevent the dissemination of information, but to protect its users from fraud attempts using the widespread fear of COVID-19.
Still, it is important to be aware of coronavirus apps if you can find one.
Do not download these apps unless they come from trusted sources.
If in doubt, do not proceed with the download.
To help you with this task of finding reliable information about the new coronavirus, continue reading the article.
Coronavrus apps: which ones to use?
Now you know what you shouldn't do when searching for information about COVID-19.
Therefore, we will help you find apps about coronavirus that will really let you know about the current state of the pandemic.
In addition, we will also indicate reliable sources on how to prevent and what to do if you are suspicious of the disease.
For now, only two apps are reliable and useful to get this kind of information.
Despite counting as one of the apps on coronavirus, it is not available on Google Play or App Store.
Coronavirus.app can be accessed directly through the browser by accessing the link.
On this site, it is possible to monitor the current state of the disease: points where it is most concentrated, number of infected, people who are currently with the virus, in addition to deceased and also patients who have recovered.
Coronavirus – SUS
Published by the Brazilian government itself, this app brings verified information about the state of the disease and current forms of prevention.
In addition, the SUS coronavirus app also tells you how to proceed if you suspect you have contracted the disease.
The application is free and you can download it both on your Android and on your iPhone.