Searching for COVID-19 answers

Let’s start by acknowledging the fact that if we all keep going everywhere, this virus ain’t going anywhere. We need to take the advice from health professions (not politicians) super seriously. When they say stay home, we should all oblige. When they say physical distancing works, look at the curves…it does. When they say wear a mask to the grocery or other essential outlet to stay well, wear your mask.

We’re all in this together, and it is going to take us all doing the right thing for the collective to get through it. At a time when we’re all curious about what’s happening, we’re constantly looking for answers…for reliable information. We’re seeking the who, what, when, how and where of this COVID-19 pandemic.

One resource I’ve found to be very helpful beyond the CDC, NIH, FEMA and other reputable government resources is Answerthepublic.com. This tool scrapes the internet to see what people are searching for online and turns them into visual representations of the top search queries. From generic questions to prepositions to comparisons for a given search term, Answerthepublic.com gives users a moment-in-time glimpse of the search zeitgeist. And it offers global views of search queries.

So, if you want to get out of the mainstream news media and get a view of what people around the world are searching for relating to COVID-19, checkout Answerthepublic.com.

It’s important to note that if you use Answerthepublic.com to find information, it’s super important to consider only reputable news sources. Don’t be fooled by misinformation.

For more information visit the Providence coronavirus resource hub.

About the Author

Kelby has spent the last five years leading the content strategy, editorial programming, and brand storytelling for Providence. He's a connector with a passion is finding the cultural and expert insights that can be turned into relevant and helpful stories that help people live happy and healthy lives.

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