Global tweets showing different trend towards pandemic

eAwaz Lifestyle

New York – According to a new study done by the scientists from Vanderbilt University in the US and the Federal Technological University of Parana in Brazil, the number of negative posts about Covid-19 is declining, especially in countries which rolled out extensive vaccination programmes. It focused on 120 million English-language posts between March 1, 2020 and June 2021. Alexander Maier, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, said: “We showed that the negative perception skyrocketed in April 2020 and decreased steadily since then,” said “As time progressed over the past year, we found that fewer and fewer negative emotional words were used in tweets mentioning the pandemic. We observe that the negative perception in tweets shows spikes from October 2 to 6 2020, probably related to the news released on October 2 that (Trump) tested positive for Covid-19. After this event, the negative perception in tweets started dropping steadily.”