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Google Searches Reveal Covid-19 Hot Spots Before Governments Do

What Google searches reveal that governments won’t

A healthcare worker talks to people in line at a United Memorial Medical Center Covid-19 testing site in Houston, Texas, June 25, 2020. Photo: Mark Felix/Getty Images

Anosmia — the inability to smell — is an indicator of Covid-19 infection.

According to data from 2.5 million users of the COVID Symptom Study app developed at King’s College London, two-thirds of users who tested positive for Covid-19 reported…