Review: Global sentiments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic on Twitter

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Review: Global sentiments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic on Twitter

Review: Global sentiments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic on Twitter

This study found that global online discourse is evolving but that negative emotions are still predominant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public emotions have shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic from fear to anger and even sadness and joy. Negative emotions (anger and sadness) continue to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, which need to be counterbalanced. This is of utmost importance to increase trust in public health and government officials. By monitoring societal concerns, regular crisis communication can be coupled with strategic public health communication that focuses on psychological well-being.

|2020-05-22T11:07:32-04:00May 22nd, 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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