Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

May 27, 2020

A Benchmark of Online COVID-19 Symptom Checkers



  • [pre-print, not peer reviewed] Online COVID-19 symptom checkers and chatbots are being widely used in response to the global pandemic. Munsch et al. evaluated 10 online COVID-19 symptom checkers using COVID-19 case reports and found them to vary widely in their predictive capabilities, suggesting that quality assessment of these tools is necessary before they are implemented. 

Munsch et al. (May 26, 2020). A Benchmark of Online COVID-19 Symptom Checkers. Pre-print downloaded May 27 from