Hard Times Ahead as Minor Gains Lost

With COVID-19 data from this week showing record case numbers and hospitalizations, Kinsa’s data show no signs of things getting better. 15 states are signalling imminent increases in our early-warning system, including the already hard-hit states of Texas, Missouri and West Virginia. El Paso county in Texas, where cases are already high at 176 cases

Illness Trends As We Enter Cold & Flu Season

True or False: Reports of high COVID-19 spread indicate higher general sickness Through our network of 2 million connected Kinsa smart thermometers across the country, we’ve created a unique dataset that tells us real-time temperatures and symptoms. This  allows us to track on an aggregate, anonymous level illness onset and duration, as well as how

Warning signs continue as nation tops 100k daily infections

Continuously elevated transmission rates across the country led to sad new records this week: for the first time, the U.S. reported over 100,000 new infections in a single day. This sustained, upward trend may be driven by a confluence of factors — colder weather, returning to school and college campuses, waiting among crowds to vote

Cusp of the next wave?

Our state-by-state (and often, city-by-city) response to the pandemic has created a patchwork of case trajectories, and this week is no different. Kinsa’s HealthWeather model has predicted a rise in cases over the next several weeks in a variety of locations across the country, based on rates of transmission (Rt), current case count, and other

Tides turn for the worse in several states

The upper midwest has dominated recent COVID-19 news coverage following outbreaks in Wisconsin and the Dakotas. Now, however, Kinsa data shows new problem spots in areas where the virus has been relatively well-controlled since the first wave this spring. Specifically, Kinsa data indicates that cases are likely to rise in several parts of the northeast

Kinsa Smart Thermometer Data Predicts New COVID-19 Spikes Weeks Before CDC

Kinsa founder, Inder Singh, was interviewed on Here & Now about Kinsa’s recent COVID-19 outbreak predictions in New York, Boston and other locations around the United States. Kinsa’s HealthWeather map has tracked the atypical illness and outbreaks for COVID-19 since March, 2020. Now that the country is starting to reopen Kinsa’s data has started seeing

See our Statement on Racism as a Public Health Issue

Kinsa condemns racism, bigotry and police brutality, and we are proud to stand with diverse communities nationally and globally who are making their voices heard in support of black Americans and people of color. As practitioners of public health and as people, we believe healthcare is a basic human right. A person’s skin color, gender,

Update to Map: Modeling Social Distancing Effects, and Real-time Atypical Illness

Summary: To better account for the effects of widespread social distancing, we updated our expected illness curve on Healthweather.us today. Our cumulative atypical illness map has also changed as a result. The new map correlates even better with COVID-19 cases and deaths than before. We’re also adding a new mode to the map, real-time atypical,

Kinsa’s Atypical Illness Signal is a Leading Indicator of COVID-19 Outbreaks

Early detection of community spread is critical for containment of emerging epidemics, and Kinsa’s atypical illness signal is an advanced warning system for the COVID-19 pandemic. The signal provides two weeks advance notice of first deaths, demonstrates the impact of social distancing within days, and provides a 25-30 day notice of when outbreaks will peak,

Kinsa’s Atypical Illness Level as an Early Warning Signal for COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organization outlines five stages of community response intervention for epidemics: anticipation, early detection, containment, control and mitigation, and eradication or elimination. In order to reduce the impact of an infectious disease, early detection is a vitally important intervention tool that allows for a better-informed response with containment and control. In the case