Google Trends for anosmia and dysgeusia have a high predictive power for anticipating new COVID-19 cases 1-2 weeks ahead of official reports in Poland, serving as a useful infodemiological tool for anticipating an impending outbreak, with the potential of providing valuable buffer time to allocate necessary supplies and personnel to hospitals expecting a surge in COVID-19 patients. Upon verification by prospective research comparing model performance in different regions of Poland, public health organizations are encouraged to take advantage of this free forecasting system to anticipate and effectively manage COVID-19 outbreaks throughout Poland.

Utility of Google Trends in anticipating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks in Poland

Lippi, Giuseppe;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Google Trends for anosmia and dysgeusia have a high predictive power for anticipating new COVID-19 cases 1-2 weeks ahead of official reports in Poland, serving as a useful infodemiological tool for anticipating an impending outbreak, with the potential of providing valuable buffer time to allocate necessary supplies and personnel to hospitals expecting a surge in COVID-19 patients. Upon verification by prospective research comparing model performance in different regions of Poland, public health organizations are encouraged to take advantage of this free forecasting system to anticipate and effectively manage COVID-19 outbreaks throughout Poland.
Google Trends, Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19
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