Spain is experiencing one of the worst moments of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus in this third wave of infections after Christmas. Again, and as it happened in March and April last year, many Spanish hospitals are overwhelmed and are trying to set up different spaces to accommodate COVID-19 patients.
This inevitably causes many people to panic the moment they begin to feel symptoms that may be related to the coronavirus. However, we can no longer saturate hospitals and medical centers because we have certain symptoms that can also be typical of the common cold or flu itself. On the contrary, if the symptoms are obvious, it is advisable to see or contact the doctor so they can do a test and determine if we are infected to avoid infecting other people.
To help us differentiate whether the symptoms we have could be due to COVID-19 or if, on the other hand, we have the flu or a cold, the Spanish Immunology Association has made a new mobile app available to anyone who has been specially designed for it.
Again, new technologies make it possible to make certain tools, such as this application, available to everyone, with which the symptoms of these three diseases can be distinguished in minutes. This app is the result of the joint effort of the Spanish Immunology Association in collaboration with Bayesia, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and a group of doctors from all over the Spanish geography.
A tool developed in accordance with published bibliographic research and carried out based on the analysis of data from 6,000 patients from different parts of Europe together with additional indications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How to perform the symptom test with the SEICoV app
How could it be otherwise, the app baptized with the name SEICoV is available for iOS and Android devices completely free of charge in the respective application stores. Once downloaded, the first thing we’ll see is a main screen with an infographic referencing the symptoms of a cold, flu, and COVID.