Review: Corona virus (COVID-19) “infodemic” and emerging issues through a data lens: The case of China

Home/Review: Corona virus (COVID-19) “infodemic” and emerging issues through a data lens: The case of China

Review: Corona virus (COVID-19) “infodemic” and emerging issues through a data lens: The case of China

Review: Corona virus (COVID-19) “infodemic” and emerging issues through a data lens: The case of China

This article highlights the importance of appropriate and timely information to mitigate and cure COVID-19.

By reviewing Chinese newspapers, social media, and other digital platform data, the authors conclude that China had an initial delay in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, but its strong governance, strict regulation, high citizen participation, and wise use of digital technologies were key factors in effective efforts to combat the virus. Underlying all of these strategies is the importance of timely and appropriate communication. Fake news must be reduced in this information age, especially via social media. Although different countries will need different approaches, two critical factors for global mitigation efforts include focusing on its humanitarian nature and addressing infodemic issues.

|2020-04-22T11:03:11-04:00April 22nd, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Corona virus (COVID-19) “infodemic” and emerging issues through a data lens: The case of China

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.

Get Involved with Indiana CTSI