Using Online News Media to Assess Community and Public Health Responses to COVID-19

Buckeridge, David L | $500,000

Quebec McGill University 2020 CIHR Operating Grant

Canada has played a leading role in developing computer-based systems for scanning news on the internet to detect signals of infectious diseases. We will work with he Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization to develop artificial intelligence methods for analyzing news on the internet to understand how communities and public health agencies around the world are responding to the corona virus epidemic. These methods will help to understand the impact of the epidemic, identify effective strategies for controlling the epidemic, and contribute to improved global disease surveillance in the future.

With funding from the Government of Canada

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