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2/9/2016 | 9:36:07 AM
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@Li Tan: Even for people who don't care about viral disease risk for themselves, they do care about the same for their kids. So I guess it's accuracy and appeal is only going to increase with time.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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2/2/2016 | 2:17:40 AM
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I have the same concern here - except giving an interesting hostagram about flu distribution, how much real value we can get from it? Everybody knows the flu season and some people will go for vaccination while others just don't care.
vnewman2
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2/1/2016 | 5:14:36 PM
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@Broadway - Ha!  I love your bluntness.  It reminds me of "the Bobs" interviewing Tom: "What would you say...you do here?"  From an HR persepective, I can see it now: "Johnny I know you called in sick but I don't see it posted on your fb/twitter/IG."  lol.  I understand this involves aggregate numbers but couldn't you just see this as a natural progression?
danielcawrey
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2/1/2016 | 3:47:49 PM
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This is an interesting concept. It makes me wonder whether we'll someday be checking sickness forecasts like we do the weather. I think there is probably some really good applications for this as push notifications. It could really help prevent the spread of illnesses. 
Michelle
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1/31/2016 | 10:31:43 PM
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This forecasting app seems like it could be beneficial for oragnizations. They could find reason to incorporate telework strategies for highly contagious patients who are well enough to work but not work around others. 
Broadway0474
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1/31/2016 | 3:22:21 PM
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This is really interesting stuff, but I'd love to know exactly what people are supposed to do with it besides talk about it. I can understand what advertisers will do with this. Pester us with ads for zinc and other flu remedies. But what will Hr people do with it? That'll be the real interesting thing because right now they do nothing and everyone knows when flu season is.


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