After some rumours of Google producing a website for the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Search engine launched a new search experience for coronavirus queries which is available at google.com/covid19.
The website is primarily dedicated to education, prevention and local resources. This will allow people easy access to state-based information, safety tips and search trends related to COVID-19.
The website contains the following sections.
- Health information
- Safety & prevention tips
- Data & insights (incl top searches and search interest over time)
- Resources to help
- Links to donate to relief efforts
- News from googles blog
While only being launched in the US for now, expanded availability in more languages and countries will be available in the coming days. The website will be updated as new information becomes available.
Along with the launch of a dedicated website, google has a whole new COVID19 search experience containing authoritative information from health authorities, along with new data and visualisations.
The new search experience organises results in a way that helps people navigate to important information and resources. This includes links to pages from the health authorities and a carousel of health au twitters accounts and the accounts of local civic organisations there is also a dedicated feature for common questions about COVID-19, with snippets sources from the world health organisation and the centres for disease control and prevention.
Google is helping people track the latest information about the spread of COVID-19 with statistics and a map similar to the one bing launched a few days ago.
This new experience will fully roll out in the coming days.