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Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020

Monitoring Coronavirus outbreak using Big Data

Monitoring the Coronavirus through the use of the media, social networks and Google searches reveals an increase of social concerns and uncertainty regarding economic policy and an impact on public policy, management and economy. It also shows the most affected industries and the main participants in social media dialogues.

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  • Key points:
  • Population rising concerns about Coronavirus has been reflected in the media, social networks and Google searches. The virus expansion outside China has increased social media attention over the last days, given concerns of a potential pandemic.
  • The outbreak has become a worldwide concern with impact on the public policy and management, as well as on the economy, where healthcare issues have been the focus of attention.
  • Economic policy uncertainty has also increased, but not yet at levels reached with trade wars tensions.
  • Techs and media companies, Telecom, Airlines and tourism industries are among the most affected organizations according to the media and social network data.
  • Media sources, together with politicians, international organizations and big corporates are taking a role in the social media dialogue.

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