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Kinsa Thermometer Data Predict COVID-19 Hotspots In New York, Maryland, Wisconsin, Washington State

Since the beginning of the pandemic we’ve been checking in with Kinsa Thermometer, a company that compiles data from millions of smart thermometer users to forecast where the next COVID-19 hotspots will be, weeks before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can.

The data, which is shared publicly, gives epidemiologists and public health officials a head start when it comes to stopping the spread.

Host Robin Young talks to Kinsa CEO Inder Singh about how it works and where the next hotspots will be.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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