Public Attitudes About COVID-19 in Response to President Trump’s Social Media Posts

JAMA Network Open

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Media advisory: The full study is linked to this news release.

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What The Study Did: Researchers used near real-time social media data to capture the public’s changing COVID-19–related attitudes when former President Trump was infected.

Authors: Sean D. Young, Ph.D., of the University of California, Irvine, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0101)

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