Siri Now Provides Coronavirus Advice From CDC and U.S. Public Health Service

iPhone users who ask Siri about COVID-19 can now complete a questionnaire about their symptoms and potential exposure to the virus to better understand their health situation, as noted by CNBC. Apple says the answers are sourced from the CDC and U.S. Public Health Service, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services.



Apple today also shared a COVID-19-related PSA from the White House Coronavirus Task Force in its App Store on iOS devices, as retweeted by Rene Ritchie.


The same PSA can also be watched on Apple.com.

Apple earlier said it is donating millions of masks for health professionals in the U.S. and Europe.

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27 weeks ago
User: "Do I have Coronavirus?"
Siri: "I didn't catch that"
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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27 weeks ago
Siri still can’t reliably turn on my air conditioner and they want to use it for diagnosing infectious diseases?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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27 weeks ago
Me: "Siri, do I have coronavirus?"

Siri: "Looking up Miley Cyrus"
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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27 weeks ago
Me: "Hey Siri, set a timer for one hour"
Siri: "Now playing the Beatles"
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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27 weeks ago
I don't trust Siri to make a list or set a timer. You think I am going to trust it to let me know if I have a grievous disease. LOLZ
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27 weeks ago
And location tracking is activated and the CDC is continually notified of your location.

It's allergy season now. Started using my Flonase to stop my postnasal drip and coughing.
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