More effective strategies are required to strengthen public awareness of COVID-19: Evidence from Google Trends

  title={More effective strategies are required to strengthen public awareness of COVID-19: Evidence from Google Trends},
  author={Dingtao Hu and Xiaoqi Lou and Zhiwei Xu and Nana Meng and Qiaomei Xie and Man Zhang and Yanfeng Zou and Jia-tao Liu and Guo-ping Sun and Fang Wang},
  journal={Journal of Global Health},
Background The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has posed stress on the health and well-being of both Chinese people and the public worldwide. Global public interest in this new issue largely reflects people’s attention to COVID-19 and their willingness to take precautionary actions. This study aimed to examine global public awareness of COVID-19 using Google Trends. Methods Using Google Trends, we retrieved public query data for terms of “2019-nCoV + SARS-CoV-2 + novel… 

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