Compared to the 10 weeks before President Trump declared a COVID-19 national emergency on March 13, 2020, in the 10 weeks after, our attitudes, activities and values completely changed. Researchers at UCLA and Harvard examined Google searches, Twitter posts, blogs and internet forums. The study, published in the journal Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, shows that searches for the terms “survive”, “cemeteries”, and “death” all increased between 20 and 50 percent. Use of “sacrifice” and “fear of death” more than doubled on Twitter. Searches for “baking bread” and “sourdough” also skyrocketed, suggesting Americans adopted a new activity in their homes. And COVID-19 inspired a shift towards others and our communities, with the use of “share” and “help” up significantly early in the pandemic.
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