With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the United States causing emergency rooms to be backed up and doctors’ offices dealing with a logjam of appointments, what exactly are concerned people who believe they have caught the coronavirus supposed to do?
Luckily, “Clara” is here to help.
Clara is an online bot created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help concerned people who believe they may have contracted the coronavirus.
Simply visit the CDC website and click the “Corona Virus Self Checker” and Clara will begin asking you a series of questions related to your symptoms.
Examples of what Clara might conclude based on your symptoms are “you are healthy” or “stay at home and call your health care provider within 24 hours” and in the worst-case scenario to call 911 right away.
Unfortunately, Clara only serves people living within the United States.