Microsoft started its coronavirus tracker in the Bing Browser to help people get the correct statistics and status of the impact of pandemic across nations. Tech firms and leading business organizations are playing their part in helping the governments and institutions in the fight against coronavirus.
COVID-19 tracker by Microsoft in its Bing Search Engine to provide reliable stats
The pandemic has affected the countries across the world and has a damaging effect on the health and economic wellbeing of the communities globally. COVID-19, the official name for coronavirus is indeed the most searched and trending keyword as people want to garner more information and correct data about it.
Hackers spreading Misinformation and Spamware
There are also a lot of hackers and spammers who are misleading the crowds with fake news and wrong information. With an intent to combat such misinformation significant companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. have voiced to come together and fight misinformation about COVID-19.
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Microsoft Covid Tracker is Interactive
The MS COVID-19 trackers will help people to follow the spread of coronavirus across the world within its Bing Search Engine. The map is a dynamic interface that is regularly updated to showcase the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the world.
Orange Circles on Map to Indicate Coronavirus presence
The areas which are affected by COVID-19 are shown in Orange circles, and the size reflects the total number of cases. When the user hovers on the map it shows the affected, recovered, confirmed and fatal incidents in the country.
Data Collected from verified sources
The data on the map is updated based on the information attained by the various health and government organizations. The information sources are reliable and include accredited institutions like CDC, WHO and European CDC. A lot of tech companies are offering maps and interactive services to help people get the right information about coronavirus.
Users need to play cautiously
Since there is a lot of malware and suspicious sites and links being floated in the name of coronavirus information, the users must rely on verified sources. Clicking on suspicious links and apps can be harmful. Also, it is need of the hour to exercise caution in accessing and sharing unreliable information, including fake remedies and cures for coronavirus.