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Key Literature

Social Media and COVID-19

  • Merchant RM, Lurie N. Social Media and Emergency Preparedness in Response to Novel Coronavirus. JAMA. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4469
  • Qin, L.; Sun, Q.; Wang, Y.; Wu, K.-F.; Chen, M.; Shia, B.-C.; Wu, S.-Y. Prediction of Number of Cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Using Social Media Search Index. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2365. PMID: 32244425 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17072365
  • Zhu, Y., Fu, K., Grépin, K., Liang, H., & Fung, I. (n.d.). Limited early warnings and public attention to COVID-19 in China, January-February, 2020: A longitudinal cohort of randomly sampled Weibo users. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-9. doi:10.1017/dmp.2020.68
  • Hua, J.; Shaw, R. Corona Virus (COVID-19) “Infodemic” and Emerging Issues through a Data Lens: The Case of China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2309. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17072309
  • Chan, A.K.M., Nickson, C.P., Rudolph, J.W., Lee, A. and Joynt, G.M. (2020), Social media for rapid knowledge dissemination: early experience from the COVID‐19 pandemic. Anaesthesia. doi:10.1111/anae.15057
  • Iacobucci, G. Covid-19: diabetes clinicians set up social media account to help alleviate patients’ fears. BMJ. 2020; 368:m1262. Published online March 27, 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1262 
  • Llewellyn, S. Covid-19: how to be careful with trust and expertise on social media. BMJ. 2020; 368: m1160. Published online March 25, 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1160
  • Anneliese Depoux, PhD, Sam Martin, PhD, Emilie Karafillakis, MSc, Raman Preet, BSD, Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, Heidi Larson, PhD, The pandemic of social media panic travels faster than the COVID-19 outbreak, Journal of Travel Medicine, , taaa031, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa031
  • Shimizu, K. 2019-nCoV, fake news, and racism. Lancet. 2020; 10225:685-686. Published online Feb. 11, 2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30357-3