Google will not be publishing a national-scale website for coronavirus testing anytime soon, despite Trump's claim during today's conference.

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Oct 29, 2017
New York

Instead, a health-focused subsidiary owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, intends to launch a small-scale website next week to begin to triage California-based patients. The website will aim to serve a broader population only "over time" -- not "very quickly," as Trump said.

What we're building is a triage tool that will live on, and we plan to pilot it in California next week," said Carolyn Wang, a spokesperson for the Alphabet subsidiary, Verily.
"Our aspiration is for the triage tool to be used much more broadly over time. Initially, we're linking it with several sites in the Bay Area to test and iterate, and collaborating closely with organizations like Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp who are also working on additional approaches to making testing more accessible and expedient in other areas."
Verily's statement sharply contrasts with Trump's remarks Friday in the White House Rose Garden.
"I want to thank Google," Trump said. "Google is helping to develop a website. It's going to be very quickly done, unlike websites of the past, to determine whether a test is warranted and to facilitate testing at a nearby convenient location."


Oct 25, 2017
Trump just makes stuff up on the fly like a sleezy car salesman. Because that's what he is.


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