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Google COVID-19 Vaccination Search Insights: Anonymization Process Description [article]

Shailesh Bavadekar and Adam Boulanger and John Davis and Damien Desfontaines and Evgeniy Gabrilovich and Krishna Gadepalli and Badih Ghazi and Tague Griffith and Jai Gupta and Chaitanya Kamath and Dennis Kraft and Ravi Kumar and Akim Kumok and Yael Mayer and Pasin Manurangsi and Arti Patankar and Irippuge Milinda Perera and Chris Scott and Tomer Shekel and Benjamin Miller and Karen Smith and Charlotte Stanton and Mimi Sun and Mark Young and Gregory Wellenius
2021 arXiv   pre-print
showing aggregated and anonymized trends in Google searches related to COVID-19 vaccination.  ...  This report describes the aggregation and anonymization process applied to the COVID-19 Vaccination Search Insights (published at http://goo.gle/covid19vaccinationinsights), a publicly available dataset  ...  Anonymization Process The COVID-19 Vaccination Search Insights are based on anonymized search query counts.  ... 
arXiv:2107.01179v2 fatcat:ojsiyctnzbbmjaf7xes3ljik7e

Unfolding Events in Space and Time: Geospatial Insights into COVID-19 Diffusion in Washington State during the Initial Stage of the Outbreak

Vaishnavi Thakar
2020 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Lack of access to publicly available spatial data at finer scales has prevented scientists from implementing spatial analytical techniques to gain insights into the spread of COVID-19.  ...  Further, these proxy datasets are used to perform spatial analyses to unfolding events in space and time and to gain insights into the spread of COVID-19 in WA during the initial stage of the outbreak.  ...  Acknowledgments: The author would like to thank anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and feedback. Conflicts of Interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi9060382 fatcat:ygkeualetzaebbxkx6qt2iaw4u

How Hospitals in Poland Use Social Media During The COVID-19 Pandemic [article]

Dariusz Zdonek, Marcin Wyskwarski
2021 figshare.com  
The paper offers several positive examples of social media use (Facebook posts) by hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. About 38% of the hospitals had Facebook pages.  ...  parameters of Polish hospitals' websites measured with Google PageSpeed Insights vary significantly and are not related to the hospital's size as the number of employees or its type (hospital care level  ...  under the COVID-19 vaccination scheme [Government website, 2021].  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14573649.v2 fatcat:v7sl4v2kufhrfiyjyn2lrx4wru

Deep learning applications in pulmonary medical imaging: recent updates and insights on COVID-19

Hanan Farhat, George E. Sakr, Rima Kilany
2020 Machine Vision and Applications  
This paper reviews the development of deep learning applications in medical image analysis targeting pulmonary imaging and giving insights of contributions to COVID-19.  ...  It summarizes and discusses the current state-of-the-art approaches in this research domain, highlighting the challenges, especially with COVID-19 pandemic current situation.  ...  This third search was done through Google Scholar website, using combinations of "COVID-19", "deep learning", "medical imaging", "CT", and "X-rays".  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00138-020-01101-5 pmid:32834523 pmcid:PMC7386599 fatcat:tkkylrptc5hkpoj52hjs3kuttu

An Infodemiology and Infoveillance Study on COVID-19: Analysis of Twitter and Google Trends

Reem Alshahrani, Amal Babour
2021 Sustainability  
The number of COVID-19 cases in different Saudi provinces has a strong negative correlation with COVID-19 search queries on Google Trends (Pearson r = −0.63) and a statistical significance (p < 0.05).  ...  A set of Twitter Arabic data related to COVID-19 was collected and analyzed. Using Google Trends, internet search behaviors related to the pandemic were explored.  ...  Figure 7 .Figure 7 . 77 Google Trends-based COVID-19 hit search volume in Arabic from March to June 2020. Google Trends-based COVID-19 hit search volume in Arabic from March to June 2020.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13158528 fatcat:vbfducjqafc4bovmy65xf5kzdi

"It is just a flu": Assessing the Effect of Watch History on YouTube's Pseudoscientific Video Recommendations [article]

Kostantinos Papadamou, Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Michael Sirivianos
2021 Zenodo  
We collect 6.6K videos related to COVID-19, the Flat Earth theory, as well as the anti-vaccination and anti-mask movements.  ...  We find that YouTube suggests more pseudoscientific content regarding traditional pseudoscientific topics (e.g., flat earth, anti-vaccination) than for emerging ones (like COVID-19).  ...  For COVID-19 we search using the terms "COVID-19" and "coronavirus," and for the anti-vaccination movement we use the terms "antivaccination" and "anti-vaxx".  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4769863 fatcat:usrpucgcvngyzbyennj5a2n6fi

"It is just a flu": Assessing the Effect of Watch History on YouTube's Pseudoscientific Video Recommendations [article]

Kostantinos Papadamou, Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Michael Sirivianos
2021 Zenodo  
We collect 6.6K videos related to COVID-19, the Flat Earth theory, as well as the anti-vaccination and anti-mask movements.  ...  We find that YouTube suggests more pseudoscientific content regarding traditional pseudoscientific topics (e.g., flat earth, anti-vaccination) than for emerging ones (like COVID-19).  ...  [25] study misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic on YouTube; they search YouTube using the terms "coronavirus" and "COVID-19," and analyze the top 75 viewed videos from each search term, finding  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4484045 fatcat:p5vp5n2wpnckfluq4dodlomisq

"It is just a flu": Assessing the Effect of Watch History on YouTube's Pseudoscientific Video Recommendations [article]

Kostantinos Papadamou and Savvas Zannettou and Jeremy Blackburn and Emiliano De Cristofaro and Gianluca Stringhini and Michael Sirivianos
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We collect 6.6K videos related to COVID-19, the Flat Earth theory, as well as the anti-vaccination and anti-mask movements.  ...  We find that YouTube suggests more pseudoscientific content regarding traditional pseudoscientific topics (e.g., flat earth, anti-vaccination) than for emerging ones (like COVID-19).  ...  For COVID-19 we search using the terms "COVID-19" and "coronavirus," and for the anti-vaccination movement we use the terms "antivaccination" and "anti-vaxx".  ... 
arXiv:2010.11638v5 fatcat:mr3kg7p7zjakzl2cqfwhsguq7y

"It is just a flu": Assessing the Effect of Watch History on YouTube's Pseudoscientific Video Recommendations [article]

Kostantinos Papadamou, Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Michael Sirivianos
2020 Zenodo  
We collect 6.6K videos related to COVID-19, the flat earth theory, the anti-vaccination, and anti-mask movements; using crowdsourcing, we annotate them as pseudoscience, legitimate science, or irrelevant  ...  ., during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this paper, we set out to characterize and detect pseudoscientific misinformation on YouTube.  ...  Nevertheless, YouTube has recently announced that they will also attempt to target COVID-19 vaccine misinformation [64] .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4306569 fatcat:ky7rka4jnnd5hkofwerwr46mme

[Protocol] PubliCo. A new risk and crisis communication platform to bridge the gap between policy makers and the public in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

Giovanni Spitale, Sonja Merten, Kristen Jafflin, Bettina Schwind, Andrea Kaiser-Grolimund, Nikola Biller-Andorno
2020 Zenodo  
Introduction Since the end of 2019, COVID-19 has unfolded significant impact on citizens around the globe.  ...  Methods and Analysis Against this backdrop, our project aims to develop a tool that helps tackle the "infodemic" manifested in the COVID-19 context, with a focus on a nuanced and in-depth understanding  ...  Structure of the Google trends search on COVID-19 + covid + 2019-nCoV + SARS-CoV2 Query type keyword Timeframe 01/01/20 -27/07/20 Date of search 27/07/2020 Data source Web searches Location CH  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4312695 fatcat:4dyphabnhzdufp4fqiqjlthlb4

COVID-19 early-alert signals using human behavior alternative data

Anasse Bari, Aashish Khubchandani, Junzhang Wang, Matthias Heymann, Megan Coffee
2021 Social Network Analysis and Mining  
We present a preliminary analytics framework that examines the relationship between Google search queries and the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States.  ...  We hypothesize that trends in the volume of search queries related to activities associated with COVID-19 transmission correlate with subsequent COVID-19 caseloads.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is partially sponsored by the COVID-19 Catalyst Research Award of NYU; it is also sponsored by the Amazon AI Research Grant awarded to Prof.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13278-021-00723-5 pmid:33558823 pmcid:PMC7859099 fatcat:jvnv2flzh5ag3aqysettz6m4le

[Protocol] PubliCo. A new risk and crisis communication platform to bridge the gap between policy makers and the public in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

Giovanni Spitale, Sonja Merten, Kristen Jafflin, Andrea Kaiser-Grolimund, Nikola Biller-Andorno
2020 Zenodo  
Introduction Since the end of 2019, COVID-19 has unfolded significant impact on citizens around the globe.  ...  Methods and Analysis Against this backdrop, our project aims to develop a tool that helps tackle the "infodemic" manifested in the COVID-19 context, with a focus on a nuanced and in-depth understanding  ...  Structure of the Google trends search on COVID-19 + covid + 2019-nCoV + SARS-CoV2 Query type keyword Timeframe 01/01/20 -27/07/20 Date of search 27/07/2020 Data source Web searches Location CH  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4298527 fatcat:3h5aflkcabhgxk26xqhj52rbpu

A First Look at Android Applications in Google Play related to Covid-19 [article]

Jordan Samhi, Kevin Allix, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé, Jacques Klein
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Overall, our study yields a number of empirical insights that contribute to enlarge the knowledge on Covid-related apps: (1) Developer communities contributed rapidly to the Covid-19, with dedicated apps  ...  In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, app developers have joined the response effort in various ways by releasing apps that target different user bases (e.g., all citizens or journalists), offer different  ...  The title refers to Covid-19, the description gives clues about the content, i.e., information about Covid-19 and guidelines about Covid-19.  ... 
arXiv:2006.11002v2 fatcat:bfp4io5phnedrfkh7bd5mpljzm

[Protocol] PubliCo. A new risk and crisis communication platform to bridge the gap between policy makers and the public in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

Giovanni Spitale, Sonja Merten, Kristen Jafflin, Bettina Schwind, Andrea Kaiser-Grolimund, Nikola Biller-Andorno
2020 Zenodo  
Introduction Since the end of 2019, COVID-19 has unfolded significant impact on citizens around the globe.  ...  Methods and Analysis Against this backdrop, our project aims to develop a tool that helps tackle the "infodemic" manifested in the COVID-19 context, with a focus on a nuanced and in-depth understanding  ...  The analysis of Google Trends data on searches about COVID-19 performed in Switzerland between January and July 2020 displays a high diversity in information consumption patterns, that vary greatly depending  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4551386 fatcat:2fucvh6hk5affmqyehniggul74

COVID-19 data sources: evaluation of map applications and analysis of behavior changes in Europe's population

Vít Pászto, Jaroslav Burian, Karel Macků
2020 Geografie-Sbornik CGS  
This paper emphasizes the role of geospatial data and analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to provide insights into the topic in order to better understand the consequences caused by the disease  ...  Due to the current situation, and preventive measures taken to tackle COVID-19, it is crucial to keep society well-informed.  ...  In addition, on 3 April 2020, Google released a new service, COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports (Google LLC 2020) , in response to requests from official institutions to provide at least anonymized data  ... 
doi:10.37040/geografie2020125020171 fatcat:mxulqn2qxrfgnd2cgo66mrnbg4
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