Coronavirus: Interest over time per Country

Who knows when the Corona Virus was trending in each country? I took a look! Did you know that interest over time declined in each country after people received all information they needed? or perhaps? Here comes a small overview of countries and their public response timeline to the virus. Last update of this post is March 3rd, 2020.

China Interest

Let’s start with China, over there People searched for the coronavirus already pretty early on, it peaked with January 25th, 2020.

Italy & Iran Interest

Now to Italy, we can see that Interest really only peaked 1 Month later, on February 23, 2020. Does this mean in Italy no one really cared? Or does it mean the Media should have reported more about it and made more panik? No one apparently cares about the virus until it hits your own country apparently.

Sidenote: Iran reacted pretty much at the same time as Italy, Interest peaked there on February 20th, 2020.

South Korea Interest

Let’s move on to South Korea, there the Interest peaked 2x, first Jan 28th, 2020., what happened that the public had to increase it’s interest yet again exactly 1 Month later on 23rd February, 2020? (I did not take the time to research why, but it could be related to an immense increase in cases)

France Interest

Here comes last minute France: Peaked March 8th, 2020 – Just when it’s too late, did they not do their research about the virus? Interest should have peaked as soon as the news hit the world. But only when the cases went from 100 to 1000 within a few weeks, did everyone wake up, that is almost 3 Month later.

Russia Interest

I read somewhere about the Virus being afraid of Putin, or maybe the news got frozen on the way here, interest peaked on January 31st, 2020 and then after that no one really seemed to care anymore.

My Summary about Russia

It is cold, I will end my post with my personal opinion why in Russia only 20 cases exist:

  • It is cold, why should i go out and socialize, i’ll just stay home and stay safe.
  • It is cold, no Italians or Iranians will go to “Syberia” to have …fun in the freezing cold?
  • It is cold, drinking Alcohol kills everything.
  • It is cold, always wearing gloves will protect against touching bakteria in the cities.
  • It is cold, I will wear my scarf around my mouth because It’s so cold (The “scarf” mask)

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