Learning from the top Virologists

I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to find what to read about the Coronavirus.

So since we mapped ~8000 top virologists and organizations, we are using these people as a “filter” and focus on what they talk about the most and what they share in social media. Our assumption is that if an article is shared by many top virologists, it should be true.

So looking at last week, here are the top topics discussed by virologists when they talk about the coronavirus:

top topics covid-19

 

Looking at topics related to vaccines: test, vaccine, data, drug, candidate, trial here are the top articles they shared:

 

1 https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/nih-clinical-t…
2 https://www.twitter.com/c_drosten/status/12555559956…
3 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/30/opini…
4 https://www.twitter.com/medrxivpreprint/status/12565…
5 http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200429000724
6 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…
7 https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.23.2…
8 https://health.mountsinai.org/blog/mount-sinai-develops-pseudo-virus-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-antibodies/
9 https://www.immunology.org/news/bsi-launches-protect…
10 https://www.twitter.com/nataliexdean/status/12563299…
11 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31022-9/fulltext#.Xqmlt9dsTmw.twitter
12 https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/132174
13 https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/29/gilead-says-crit…
14 https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/niaid-study-ex…
15 https://www.gilead.com/news-and-press/press-room/pre…

 

I also wanted to see whether the virologists in the US were talking about hydroxychloroquine. Maybe because I’m listening to French news and it looks big over there.  Here is the trend from the month of April. Clearly going down.

and here are the people who are talking about HCQ the most:

The icons on the left side are for relevance (people talking A LOT about HCQ), influence (within the virologist community with a bias towards people writing in English),  reach (overall reach on Twitter).

 

 

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