Google Flu Trends

This tool made use of the google searches people around America made to predict if there are any flu outbreaks. The idea behind it is that, there is correlation between people getting sick and people who will do a “flu symptoms” search. However, it is not meant to be an accurate tool because there are people like the elderly who will not go online. Nonetheless, sacrificing accuracy, this tool gives faster flu level “reports” than any traditional tools. CNN has a post on this too. Take a look!

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