Our fourth update on this topic, the last one being in April! I have yet to see any other attempt at highlighting the information/search needs of health professionals, so if you know of any please let me know.
Below are the top 15 search terms used alongside searches for Covid-19 (or synonyms). This is a crude list with no attempt to reconcile synonymous entries.
- PPE or masks
- chloroquine OR hydrochloroquine
- vitamin d
So, what’s changed?
Firstly, diagnosis is now in top spot…
Secondly, there are increases on the topics of vaccines, vitamin d and ivermectin.
Lastly, there seems to be tailing off of searches on the topic. The graph below shows a cumulative total of searches for Covid-19 (and synonyms) – that’s the thick blue line. The dashed yellow line is a trend line based on the first months of the pandemic.
October 25, 2020 at 3:30 am
I would not say searches are tailing off, just that the rate of increase has slowed… which is actually not totally surprising as in my daily checks of several update services on Covid (CEBM, LitCOVID, etc) the rate at which truly new information is coming out seems to have also slowed.