The Demographics Behind Kinsa Insights and the US Health Weather Map

The illness signals powering Kinsa Insights and published at healthweather.us are aggregated temperatures from a network of over 1 million Kinsa thermometers1 distributed to households across the U.S. The analysis and data behind these insights are based on what is known about how illnesses, like the flu and common cold, are spread. These types of

Tracking epidemic outbreaks with smart thermometers

  A major challenge in responding to the current COVID-19 epidemic is the lack of early warning systems and limited number of testing kits. This makes it hard to know when and where outbreaks are happening, which in turn creates challenges for those in power to know where to distribute the necessary medical support and

A Tale of Two Counties – Atypical Illness Trends for Santa Clara and Miami-Dade County

As social distancing measures are enacted across the country, Kinsa’s data is showing a significant drop in illness levels. This indicates that the extreme social distancing measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 are working. However, our data shows that the timing of implementing policies had a significant effect on the health

Early Social Distancing Measures Reduce the Spread of Illness in New York City

New York City was one of the first major counties to enact aggressive social distancing measures in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. You can see in the infographic how these early and aggressive measures helped to flatten the curve of atypical illness. As of March 30 we have seen illness levels in the

Social Distancing and its Effect on Reducing the Spread of Illness

We are seeing increasing evidence that social distancing policies enacted at the state level are causing decreases in viral transmission. This analysis is based on our real-time illness signal collected over the last two weeks which is highly correlated with the national influenza-like illness (ILI) reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Our illness

Announcing: Trends

Today we’ve added an additional layer to our health weather map that shows the overall trend of influenza-like illness for individual communities across the country. We hope this will be a helpful tool for early detection of community spread – the degree to which respiratory viruses like seasonal cold and flu as well as COVID-19 — are