Google has launched their website/information hub for all things concerning the COVID-19 virus. The site offers a comprehensive rundown of the disease. Here’s a list of what the site covers:
- An overview of the Coronavirus disease. This includes what the disease is, symptoms, prevention tips, and treatment options.
- Updates and alerts regarding the disease.
- Links to authoritative resources, including the websites for the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization). A tool allows you to filter official resources by state or region.
- Educational videos regarding the disease.
- Common searches related to the disease.
- Data and insights for the disease. This includes a map of affected areas, search interest broken down by country, and search trends.
- Resources for staying sane during a quarantine. This includes cooking videos, work from home tips, stress control advice, and home workout videos.
- Even more resources for job seekers, educators, and businesses.
- A donation option for the UN Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Google has pledged $50,000,000 towards helping global relief efforts. Part of that is $5,000,000 in matching donations. Google has pledged to match $2 for every $1 donated.
Facebook Offers Help To Small Businesses
Facebook is trying to do their part to help the world as well. They’ve launched a small business grant program for up to 30,000 small businesses in the 30+ countries in which they operate. The program strives to help with operational and overhead costs as well as help to connect small businesses with new customers.
“During bad circumstances, which is the human inheritance, you must decide not to be reduced. You have your humanity, and you must not allow anything to reduce that. We are obliged to know we are global citizens. Disasters remind us we are world citizens, whether we like it or not.” – Maya Angelou
Stay safe and healthy everyone.