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The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus

By The New York Times

May 19, 2021

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Colorado Mesa University (CMU) and the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have transformed CMU's campus into an epidemiological laboratory researching new avenues of pandemic management.

CMU students use the Scout application to report COVID symptoms to the Lookout digital dashboard for tracking viral transmission.

When CMU students returned to campus last August, Scout became their daily wellness passport, used to report symptoms and whether they had recently traveled outside the area; Lookout furnished a holistic perspective of campus activities, and factored in hourly results from CMU's coronavirus testing site.

Sabeti said the detailed, high-resolution data from CMU "will help us better understand viral spread in congregate settings and how we can help mitigate it in the future."

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