10th August 2020 – by Paz García
It’s time to limber up for Professor Tim Spector, as he will be cycling 100 kilometres and swimming 1.5 km this weekend in order to raise money for the COVID Symptom Study.
The COVID Symptom Study app has more than 4 million users in the UK and the regular logs by participants have enabled researchers to make key discoveries about COVID-19.
For example, the widespread use of the app provided crucial data for understanding the spread and progression of the virus, such as confirming that loss of taste and smell – anosmia – was a bizarre yet distinct symptom of COVID-19.
Professor Spector said:
“To our supporters, those who’ve donated and those who have diligently reported their symptoms on the CV-19 app, the COVID Symptom Study team are extremely grateful for your contributions.
“Thank you, and stay safe and well.”
To donate, visit Tim’s fundraising page available here.