Global news and social media data prove that coronavirus is a formidable public health challenge. With more than 100,000 reported cases of COVID-19 globally, and more than 3,000 deaths, the virus also represents a severe concern for finance and businesses.
It is additionally one of the most active topics on social media, with over 10 million posts shared in the last ten days. Whereas the economy ranked as the #2 topic discussed on social media last week, social conversations are moving from general concerns to more individual perspectives with more discussions related to personal actions to be taken.
Ipsos’ global polling reveals that citizens are increasingly concerned about the impact on their financial situation and impact on their work.
Covid-19 is becoming highly political too with much more debates amongst people about authorities measures, and with incumbent leaders challenged by opposition parties.
Read more about what we learned this week, leveraging social media data insights from Synthesio’s social listening dashboards.
Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on health
How COVID-19 has changed the overall health of people? In what areas did their health decline or remain stable? To what extent did people experience new health problems or worsen pre-existing conditions? What proportion of individuals gave up treatment or care during the pandemic? For what reasons? Was this absence of treatments or visits compensated by a greater use of telemedicine and digital applications?