We’re designing the platform to show the risk of COVID-19 exposure at the building level. While the product has been initially designed to understand COVID-19 risks, we will add location exposure risk indexes for all known viruses, such as Influenza A and B, SARS, and MERS.
We source the COVID-19 health data from reliable public health agencies, foundations, academia, and other organizations. While we are still testing the best combinations of data to use in our algorithms, we expect sources will include data from these sources: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other data sources.
Pandemic Insights is an early-stage startup company that secured $5 million in Series A financing in March 2021. We are using this funding to ramp up the development of our initial products for people, businesses, and public health agencies.
No. The free version of the risk assistant app will allow users to see exposure risk indexes for each place they search without the need to supply personal information. Users who want a more tailored risk assessment will have the option to complete a short health survey to score their risk of hospitalization if they become infected with COVID-19. However, this information is never shared or stored outside a user’s mobile device.
A mobile version of the app will be made free of charge to ensure equal access to everyone, including high-risk and underserved communities. Pricing for additional app feature sets as well as the more robust products for business and public health agencies will be announced in the future.
All of our products are currently in development and not available for download or use. We will be providing updates on development and the beta program on our blog. You can also register to stay informed via email notifications.