Public Mobility, Social Media Attention in Response to COVID-19 in Sweden, Denmark

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: Denmark was one of the first countries to enforce lockdown to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent gradual reopening, whereas Sweden has had few restrictions, largely limited to public recommendations. Researchers assessed public mobility and social media attention associated with COVID-19 spread and societal interventions from February to June in Denmark and Sweden.

Authors: Isabell Brikell, Ph.D., of the Karolinska Institutet in  Stockholm, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.33478)

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