Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Ever since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, and a pandemic on 11 March 2020, scientists from all over the world have been scrambling to create a vaccine.
During this period, vaccine development was expedited and scientists faced various challenges in creating a working vaccine. The urgency to create a vaccine led to “compressed schedules” where trials for vaccines, which usually take years, were conducted over a period of months.
Since then, Several vaccines have been approved for mass vaccination drives against COVID-19 and have been distributed globally.
However, the community’s knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards these vaccinations are poorly understood.
We analyzed 1M articles that contained the mentions of various vaccines and here’s what we found.
- Findings indicate emerging and ongoing positive attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccine among the general population based on the social engagement received.
- Data analysis also shows that people prefer certain vaccines over others, influenced by the media’s portrayal and the reception certain vaccines have received on social platforms.
- Media portrayal about the efficacy of vaccines caused vaccine hesitancy and a negative upheaval when the first vaccines were introduced after research.
Download the report to read our entire analysis.