The enhanced community quarantine has confined most of us at home, which means plenty of us are probably turning to “Dr. Google” for our health concerns. We are, of course, talking about the practice of Googling symptoms to self-diagnose our pains.
This practice is so common, people even joke that Google will tell us we have cancer once we type in our symptoms. And we totally get it: even before ECQ, going to the doctor feels intimidating and expensive, especially if you don’t have insurance. However, a 2015 study published in the British Medical Journal found that most free clinic sites like WebMD serve the right results first only 34% of the time. We don’t know about you, but we’re not ready to gamble our health on that percentage.