Josh Rivera, USA TODAY Published 9:26 p.m. ET March 16, 2020 CLOSE With help from the CDC, we answer some of Google’s most searched questions about the coronavirus crisis. USA TODAYA joint statement from the world’s major tech companies on Monday night makes a plea to other companies to join them in helping to combat “fraud and misinformation” during the coronavirus pandemic. epidemic. Among the companies making the request: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube (owned by Google) and LinkedIn (owned by Microsoft). Google’s sister company, Verily, launched a website Monday to screen people in California’s Santa Clara and San Mateo counties who think they might have COVID-19 and point them to testing sites. President Donald Trump said in a press conference that it would serve as a nationwide screening site – which reportedly caught Google off-guard. The company reportedly said it would delay the launch of the website to “later this week.”Microsoft also launched an online tracker for COVID-19 at on Monday. The site features a live map showing cases throughout the world, similar to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.A joint industry statement on COVID-19 from Microsoft, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube:— Microsoft (@Microsoft) March 17, 2020″We are working closely together on COVID-19 response

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