The Role of Media Coverage on Pandemic Containment : Empirical Analysis of the COVID-19 Case

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2020 Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Print)978-1-7336325-3-9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS

Conference

Title24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2020)
LocationVirtual conference
PlaceUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period20 - 24 June 2020

Abstract

Since December 29, 2019, the world has been suffering from a serious pandemic disease, the COVID-19. Given its universal availability, social media platforms, such as Weibo, provides the public with frequently updated health information to support the virus containment work. The health information posted by the health authorities (government, hospital, and medical experts) is expected to urge individuals to take protective actions. To investigate whether there is a significant impact of media coverage on protective behaviors and further on pandemic transmission, we collect a panel dataset to conduct an empirical analysis. Our preliminary results show that the volume of all media coverage has a significant containment effect on pandemic transmission. In particular, verified publishers have greater containment effect than unverified publishers. In the future, we will use instrument variables or matching methods to examine the causal effects.

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  • COVID-19, Media Coverage, Pandemic Containment

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The Role of Media Coverage on Pandemic Containment : Empirical Analysis of the COVID-19 Case. / CAO, Qiang; HU, Wei; ZHOU, Sijia et al.

PACIS 2020 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems, 2020. 162 (Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review