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Wuhan Coronavirus: Should we trust social media?

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Type Of Work


  • Other

Abstract


  • The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, originated from China, has driven enormous public attention. So far, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 4593 confirmed cases of coronavirus globally and 106 deaths (1). The overall situation regarding the coronavirus spread is fluid. Considering its high level of infectivity and virulence capacity that ranges from 1.4 to 3.8 (2), this recent coronavirus outbreak could bring serious havoc on public health. If the situation continues, the stock market, which is deeply interlinked with China, can fall further. As we are lagging in identifying possible sources, and the nature of its transmission of this coronavirus, the latest advancement of their discovery will be a milestone in global health.

UOW Authors


  •   Ratan, Zubair Ahmed (external author)
  •   Hassan Hosseinzadeh
  •   Bin Zaman, Sojib (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Ratan, Z., Hosseinzadeh, H. & Bin Zaman, S. (2020). Wuhan Coronavirus: Should we trust social media? BMJ Global Health Blog B M J Group : United Kingdom.

Place Of Publication


  • B M J Group

Type Of Work


  • Other

Abstract


  • The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, originated from China, has driven enormous public attention. So far, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 4593 confirmed cases of coronavirus globally and 106 deaths (1). The overall situation regarding the coronavirus spread is fluid. Considering its high level of infectivity and virulence capacity that ranges from 1.4 to 3.8 (2), this recent coronavirus outbreak could bring serious havoc on public health. If the situation continues, the stock market, which is deeply interlinked with China, can fall further. As we are lagging in identifying possible sources, and the nature of its transmission of this coronavirus, the latest advancement of their discovery will be a milestone in global health.

UOW Authors


  •   Ratan, Zubair Ahmed (external author)
  •   Hassan Hosseinzadeh
  •   Bin Zaman, Sojib (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Ratan, Z., Hosseinzadeh, H. & Bin Zaman, S. (2020). Wuhan Coronavirus: Should we trust social media? BMJ Global Health Blog B M J Group : United Kingdom.

Place Of Publication


  • B M J Group