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Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Technology for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 Self-Testing

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Department of Public Health, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, Limpopo Province 0727, South Africa
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Genesis Technology and Management Group, (GenesisTMG, LLC), Bethesda, MD 20817, USA
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Diagnostics 2020, 10(4), 198; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10040198
Received: 26 March 2020 / Revised: 30 March 2020 / Accepted: 31 March 2020 / Published: 1 April 2020
The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading with a rising death toll and transmission rate reported in high income countries rather than in low income countries. The overburdened healthcare systems and poor disease surveillance systems in resource-limited settings may struggle to cope with this COVID-19 outbreak and this calls for a tailored strategic response for these settings. Here, we recommend a low cost blockchain and artificial intelligence-coupled self-testing and tracking systems for COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases. Prompt deployment and appropriate implementation of the proposed system have the potential to curb the transmissions of COVID-19 and the related mortalities, particularly in settings with poor access to laboratory infrastructure. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-testing; novel coronavirus disease-19; blockchain; artificial intelligence self-testing; novel coronavirus disease-19; blockchain; artificial intelligence
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Mashamba-Thompson, T.P.; Crayton, E.D. Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Technology for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 Self-Testing. Diagnostics 2020, 10, 198.

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