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Maryland Experts, Facebook Partner to Gather Global COVID-19 Symptom Data

University of Maryland researchers are teaming up with Facebook to provide the survey methodology muscle needed to obtain a much-needed global view of the worldwide COVID-19 crisis—where it’s growing, where it’s abating and where the next hot spot could develop.

The social networking site started rolling out the survey Wednesday night; it’s expected to reach users in every country where the social media giant can be accessed by the end of the week.  The questionnaire asks about any coronavirus symptoms respondents are experiencing, testing availability and results and contacts with the infected. It has sections on mental health, economic conditions and demographics of respondents as well. 

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