Understanding Public Opinion on Using Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 Treatment via Social Media

  title={Understanding Public Opinion on Using Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 Treatment via Social Media},
  author={Thuy T. Do and Du Nguyen and Anh Tuan Le and Anh Nguyen and Dong Nguyen and Nga Hoang and Uyen Le and Tuan Tran},
  booktitle={International Conference on Health Informatics},
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is used to prevent or treat malaria caused by mosquito bites. Recently, the drug has been suggested to treat COVID-19, but that has not been supported by scientific evidence. The information regarding the drug efficacy has flooded social networks, posting potential threats to the community by perverting their perceptions of the drug efficacy. This paper studies the reactions of social network users on the recommendation of using HCQ for COVID-19 treatment by analyzing… 

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