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SituationCovid (Steam VR)

SituationCovid (Steam VR)

SituationCovid (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Tool/App
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 20

Description: In these unprecedented times, we are all fearful for the well being of our friends and family. We obsess over the latest spread of the virus and are glued to our phones, trying to find the latest bit of information. Enter Situation Covid, the one stop place to catch up on the latest spread and statistics dealing with the Covid virus.

Situation Covid allows the user to map the historic and current spread of the virus and to slice and dice the data in various ways. The application allows the user to zoom in to various states and counties in the US and display statistics on a number of dimensions such as number of deaths and infections, the rate per 100K population etc. The application also lets the user view the trends across the country or various states and counties since January.

Review: While I both appreciate and understand what the developer of ‘SituationCovid’ was trying to do here it is not something I will be recommending. For a start, this is a US only app, so unless you live in the US it’s pretty much pointless. There is some interesting data to be found here, especially with the time filter. Sadly that said data is no longer being updated making the app pretty much pointless to everyone now. This sort of thing was never going to benefit from being a VR app, but as I said before I appreciate what the developer was trying to do. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend paying for this when you can switch on the news and get all the scaremongering you need for free.

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