Review: An infodemiological study on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Korea: Conversations and medical news frames on Twitter

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Review: An infodemiological study on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Korea: Conversations and medical news frames on Twitter

Review: An infodemiological study on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Korea: Conversations and medical news frames on Twitter

This research article suggests that monitoring public conversations and news media can help public health officials make decisions.

Information about the COVID-19 pandemic spread most rapidly through Twitter in Korea among individuals who used the word “coronavirus” in their tweets. Knowing this, government officials and health authorities can share and comment real-time information using keywords and hashtags to increase social media presence. Because media interact with each other during disasters, it is important to examine inter-media journalism’s information immunization systems during epidemics. Still, this study emphasizes the need and opportunity for strategic communication through social media.

|2020-04-28T12:03:31-04:00April 28th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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