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Assessing the Predictive Power of Online Social Media to Analyze COVID-19 Outbreaks in the 50 U.S. States (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-07)As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to rage worldwide, the United States has become the most affected country, with more than 34.1 million total confirmed cases up to 1 June 2021. In this work, we investigate ...
(Massachusetts Medical Society, 2021-07)In July 1921, researchers in Canada isolated the hormone insulin. This discovery profoundly changed the lives of people with diabetes. But insulin remains unaffordable and inaccessible in many parts of the world.
Viral Visualizations: How Coronavirus Skeptics Use Orthodox Data Practices to Promote Unorthodox Science Online (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021-05)Controversial understandings of the coronavirus pandemic have turned data visualizations into a battleground. Defying public health officials, coronavirus skeptics on US social media spent much of 2020 creating ...