The New York State Office for the Aging is using the power of the online quiz to try to help people reduce their risk of dying from COVID-19.
The agency has joined with the Association of Aging in New York and BellAge, a New York-based aging tech firm, to offer consumers a free, no-signup CV19 CheckUp assessment tool.
- The CV19 CheckUp tool is available here.
- An article about the latest COVID-19 tracking reports is available here.
The quiz includes questions about matters such as age, lifestyle and social distancing habits.
The system then spits out four graphics. One graphic rates how well the survey taker appears to be doing at keeping safe. Another rates the riskiness of the survey taker’s activities, and a third rates the exposure the survey taker faces from the survey taker’s close contacts.
The fourth graphic shows how severe a case of COVID-19 might be if the survey taker ends up with COVID-19.
For a 55-year-old obese individual in New York who always wears a mask out in public but is only moderately good about social distancing, the risk that a case of COVID-19 will lead to hospitalization is about 11%, and the risk that the case will lead to death is about 0.7%, according to the BellAge system.
The system also offers a test taker individual recommendations for reducing risk.
BellAge includes a prominent disclaimer, stating in red letters, “The information provided in this report is not medical advice. It cannot be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition.”