WHO Joins With Blockchain Companies to Create a COVID-19 Info Central

The World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with several gargantuan institutions to set up a COVID-19 information network. The blockchain-based solution is an open-source data hub for verifying data accuracy related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The solution, named “MiPasa“, is expected to expand as a range of data analytics tools are introduced to its network. Additionally, the tools will be subsequent to data testing and other information, to enhance accurate detection of COVID-19 infection red zones. MiPasa is an invention of the Hacera company on Hyperledger Fabric.

Hacera CEO, Jonathan Levi, said the company feels there isn’t enough information to make precise decisions. He stated that lack of knowledge would prove difficult for people who would like to access data, analyze it, and provide insights.

Levi added that analytics tools could avail powerful views only if everyone is unanimously assured that the platform’s data is accurate and consistent. He said several data tool providers offer their data smarts free of charge to help curb the virus.

Other big-timers involved in this initiative include Microsoft, Johns Hopkins University, China’s National Health Commission, IBM, USA CDC, China CDC, European CDC and many more.

IBM Blockchain CTO, Gari Singh, stated that every person he communicated with acknowledged that it was imperative to launch a co-operation as soon as possible. He added that the company then started coming up with ideas on collecting, providing, and using verified information about the virus.

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According to Singh, this initiative is not a plan to inject blockchain into these solutions. However, he said the data needs to be replicated, have trusted sources and be resistant to alteration, which he describes as the perfect description of using blockchain.

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