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Derek Bagshaw
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    I got this email earlier today, which some may find interesting, especially the links towards the end.


    My name is Professor Tim Spector and I’m one of the lead scientists at King’s College behind the COVID Symptom Tracker app.

    First, thank you for downloading the app: over 2 million people have contributed how they feel. This has already given us valuable data to help us track the disease’s progress, identify new symptoms and risk factors, and most importantly slow its spread.

    Through Health Data Research UK (the national institute for health data science) we are making the data available to local government and the NHS so they can support your community.

    COVID near you

    Furthermore, teams of data scientists at ZOE and King’s College London have built a model to predict which areas of the country have the most symptomatic COVID.

    If you’re curious to see our map, click here to find out how COVID has affected your area.

    You can find out how we’ve done it here.

    Is lockdown working?

    We think so.

    The team and I have done our own analysis – you can read it here. It is more important than ever to stay at home, so we can beat this virus together.

    Keep sharing

    Don’t forget, if you could take 1 minute each day to report how you feel (even if you’re well), your contribution will play a huge role in our collective effort to beat COVID in the UK. Please share this e-mail with friends and family to ask them to download the app.

    Stay well,

    Tim Spector & the COVID Symptom Tracker team