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Video: Leveraging Online and Social Media Data for COVID 19 Responses | MeasureDev 2021

The field of public health has seen major methodological progress in recent years, catalyzed in no small part by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, researchers are using new types of data and new analytical tools to measure, track, and analyze health trends, interventions, and behaviors. On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 – Thursday, April 1st, 2021, CEGA and the World Bank Group co-hosted our 7th Annual Measuring Development Conference: Emerging Data and Methods in Global Health Research. The online event showcased applications of novel data and approaches to health challenges in low- and middle-income countries.

00:00 Intro
04:55 Google trends and COVID-19 (Robert Marty)
18:26 Using Facebook to administer a global COVID-19 symptom survey (Frauke Kreuter)
31:16 Using social media to understand public perceptions of COVID-19 messaging in Uganda (Ernest Mwebaze)
46:45 Large-scale measurement of aggregate human colocation patterns for epidemiological modeling (Shankar Iyer)
1:00:10 Q&A

For more information, see the event page:…

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