Facebook Friendships Could be Used to Determine Covid-19 Spread

The coronavirus might just be the single biggest threat that humanity has ever faced, and that truly is saying something. We need to get ahead of it and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that if humanity fails to flatten the curve then it could potentially cause a lot of problems that would include us being set back quite a bit in terms of economic growth as well as technological progress.

One of the best ways to ensure that everything works in your favor is by looking into tracking the spread of the virus, and it turns out that Facebook might just be quite good at doing this sort of thing all in all. The reason behind this is that the social media platform, with its Social Connectedness Index, can make it quite clear who people are quite connected to, and this makes it a lot easier to track who might have been exposed to the virus and who needs to be quarantined for their own safety as well as the safety of others.

If someone is diagnosed with Covid-19, their friends list can be used to see who they might have met and thus who might have been exposed to the virus. This will make it a great deal easier for the necessary precautions to be taken, and a lot more can be done in order to make the most of things like this all in all. This is just one example of how technology can make it a great deal easier for this virus to be handled adequately, and in a lot of ways these are things that matter a lot more than you would have initially realized. Facebook’s help in this regard could be a game changer for key players in the fight against coronavirus.

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