The impact of COVID-19 has been sharply felt around the world. The ubiquity of the virus, coupled with ease of data-sharing over the internet, has created an unprecedented amount of information about the experiences of individuals. Distilling all this information into actionable insights can help unlock some of the discoveries the world so desperately needs. It can also give researchers a more comprehensive understanding of the symptoms of COVID-19.
TREND analyzed two data sets from social media groups of people with or presumed to have COVID-19 were analyzed: a Facebook group poll, and conversation data from a Reddit group including detailed disease natural history-like posts.