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Spread of the Coronavirus Emoji

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The number one news story around the world right now is the spread of the latest strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.

While we don’t have much to say about the spread of the virus itself – let’s leave that to the experts – it is worth looking at how we discuss and respond to a threat like this online.

Assessing a set of twelve health-related emojis, we were first interested to see which most commonly correlate with discussion of Coronavirus or COVID.