What Google Search Trends Reveal About Covid-19 Spread

Here’s what some researchers in Toronto recently discovered

Sniffing out Covid-19 cases using Google search trends. Researchers in Toronto used artificial intelligence to see how “loss of smell” searches correlated with confirmed Covid-19 cases in countries across the world. They found that the increase in these searches and cases of the virus correlate well, with especially strong trends seen in places where the virus spread earlier, like Italy and Iran. Read more about their findings below.



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