Officials and Public Health Experts on Kinsa's Early Warning System
Kinsa has built an early warning system to detect and respond to contagious illness. Through a network of millions of smart thermometers and a school health program - FLUency - Kinsa tracks the spread of illness in schools & communities and forecasts future outbreaks.
Educators & School Nurse Organizations on FLUency
"CSNO is proud to have helped raise awareness of the FLUency school health program as a resource for school nurses in our state."
California School Nurses Organization
“We must find illness hotspots earlier so we can take action before they grow out of control -- that's why Idaho’s educators, administrators, and school board members recommend using a network of smart thermometers. This is a commitment to our most vulnerable citizens.”
Idaho Education Association
“I have seen first-hand how this program works and believe that this has been an effective tool not only for our local school community but others across Washington State in helping to track and prevent the spread of illnesses.”
School Nurse Organization of Washington
Policy Expert and Congressional Support for Early Warning
Congress should fund a national system of early detection using smart thermometers that provide warnings of outbreaks faster than testing.
Bipartisan letter to Congressional leadership calling for an early warning system.
Congress should support network-connected device systems (e.g., smart thermometers) and wastewater surveillance to locate COVID-19 hot spots and other infectious disease outbreaks.
Public health officials should factor in leading data, such as early warning data, to identify areas of outbreak and potential spread so health officials and policymakers can focus on preparedness, containment, targeted responses, and mitigation.