VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Data and health scientists combine to create COVID-19 “heat map”

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 6/4/2020

Description

Users of a new health and wellbeing app are contributing to a publicly-available heat map of people with COVID-19 symptoms, providing a national picture of the outbreak and its spread over time.

The app was developed by UK company, Evergreen Life, in collaboration with data and health scientists. As more people add their responses to the data, the accurate information provided will help fight the virus. The data is being shared with leading universities, including Manchester, who will analyse it with the NHS.

The University of Manchester’s Professor Tjeerd Van Staa and Dr Ian Hall are among those analysing the data. Dr Hall, a Reader in Mathematical Staistics said: “Evergreen Life users are supporting a better understanding of the local experience of COVID19 disease through sharing their data which will be incredibly useful to national and local planning."...

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/data-and-health-scientists-combine-to-create-covid-19-heat-map/

Media coverage

TitleSocial distancing 'heat map' reveals people in Middlesbrough are most likely to flout the new 'stay at home' rules designed to curb the spread of coronavirus
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/04/20
DescriptionThe anonymised data is being shared with the NHS and data scientists at the universities of Liverpool and Manchester to help them analyse the progress of the pandemic.

App users are also sent guidance to protect themselves during the crisis, with advice from the NHS to those deemed to be at the greatest risk of complications from the virus.

'Respondents are supporting a better understanding of the local experience of COVID-19 disease through sharing their data, which will be incredibly useful to national and local planning,' said Dr Ian Hall from the University of Manchester.

'This is an exciting emerging data stream and I look forward to helping interpret the data, with colleagues in Manchester and Liverpool, as it provides situational awareness to users and policy makers alike.'
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8190245/Heat-map-reveals-communities-ignoring-social-distancing-rules.html
PersonsIan Hall, Tjeerd Van Staa
TitleCoronavirus: App reveals which UK places are most likely to stick to lockdown rules
Media name/outletSky News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/04/20
DescriptionThe app was developed by Evergreen Life in collaboration with data and health scientists, and the data is being analysed by experts from the universities of Manchester and Liverpool, as well as the NHS.

Dr Ian Hall, a scientist from the University of Manchester who has been analysing data models from the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, said: "Evergreen Life users are supporting a better understanding of the local experience of COVID19 disease through sharing their data which will be incredibly useful to national and local planning."
URLhttps://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-app-reveals-which-uk-places-are-most-likely-to-stick-to-lockdown-rules-11969277
PersonsIan Hall, Tjeerd Van Staa
TitleIs your area among the worst for ignoring social distancing rules?
Media name/outletMetro
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/04/20
DescriptionDr Ian Hall, from the University of Manchester, said: ‘Respondents are supporting a better understanding of the local experience of Covid-19 disease through sharing their data, which will be incredibly useful to national and local planning. ‘This is an exciting emerging data stream and I look forward to helping interpret the data, with colleagues in Manchester and Liverpool, as it provides situational awareness to users and policy makers alike.’
URLhttps://metro.co.uk/2020/04/06/people-likely-flout-social-distancing-rules-12518420/?ITO=squid
PersonsIan Hall, Tjeerd Van Staa
TitleCoronavirus heat map shows where in the UK people are breaking lockdown rules
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/04/20
DescriptionThe anonymised data is being shared with the NHS and data scientists at the universities of Liverpool and Manchester to help them analyse the progress of the pandemic.Dr Ian Hall, from the University of Manchester, said: "Respondents are supporting a better understanding of the local experience of Covid-19 disease through sharing their data, which will be incredibly useful to national and local planning.
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/coronavirus-heat-map-shows-uk-21821175
PersonsIan Hall, Tjeerd Van Staa