“Disease Prevention Maps” by Facebook will Help Forecasting Spread of COVID-19.
Clare Amador, who is the Head of Public Policy at Facebook in Phillippines briefed about Disease Prevention Maps at a virtual press conference. During the Virtual conference, he revealed that Facebook had developed Disease Prevention Maps to forecast the spread of Coronavirus. Information on three different types of Maps evolved was discussed on Tuesday during that virtual press conference.
Head of Public Policy believes that this move will help different researchers all around the world to study the aggregated data and research on the key findings.
He also emphasizes that leading researchers at Harvard University will be benefited the most from this move by Facebook.
Three Different Types of Disease Prevention Maps
- Co-Location Maps, it is the first type of map which gives information about the probability that a human residing in a particular area will come in contact with another human living in another city. This could help in predicting the next area to be affected by Coronavirus.
- Movement Range Trends It shows the data on the regional level. It indicates whether a person is residing in his home or travelling to other parts of town. It helps to collect data on whether people are following the rules for preventive measures or not.
- Social Connectedness Index, Last on the list of maps help to measure the friendliness among states and countries. It potentially helps epidemiologist to forecast the level of disease spread and finding out areas which are in the Red Zones.
Facebook, the social media giant, has been highly reactive in the times of Coronavirus, and it has been helping the community with the possible methods.
They also halted the spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19 on their platforms and also launched a chatbot, Kira for addressing different questions arise in a human’s mind.