Similarities and differences in the spread of Facebook and COVID 19 epidemics in Hungary

Authors: Balázs Forman*, Corvinus University of Budapest
Topics: Medical and Health Geography, Migration, Human-Environment Geography
Keywords: Facebook, COVID-19, pandemic
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM
Room: Virtual 36
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Similarities and differences in the spread of Facebook and COVID 19 epidemics in Hungary. The study examines Internet use, supply and human relationships among Facebook users in Hungary. The study compares this with the spread of COVID 19 between 1 March and 30 November 2020. The research question is, who could have been screened for super-distributors at the beginning of the epidemic or not?
The study compares the mobility habits, lifestyle and human relationships of everyday life with the habits observed in virtual space. Among the 5 selected communities are the residents of 4 settlements - Balatonfenyves, Elek, Orosháza, Tótkomlós - and the students of the Corvinus University of Budapest. Who can catch COVID-19 the easiest? Innovators, community-focused, high-travelers, or people in a closed community?

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