Going to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms can be a tough call. This Penn text program makes it easier. – The Philadelphia Inquirer

More than half of those who are called, like Webb, end up being counseled to stay home, suggesting that the program is casting a broad net. But that is fine, Asch said. The real problem would be if it missed patients who did need the hospital, and so far no such “false negatives” seem to have occurred, Asch said.

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