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Table 4 Topics of COVID-19 event that netizens were concerned about after the “city closing” in Wuhan

From: Netizens’ risk perception in new coronary pneumonia public health events: an analysis of spatiotemporal distribution and influencing factors

Topics Week Public opinion ranking Total public opinions (million times) Public opinion categories Topics Week Public opinion ranking Total public opinions (million times) Public opinion categories
Shuanghuanglian inhibits 2019-nCoV 2 1 2220.555 1 CCTV reporter visited the Wuhan Red Cross 2 5 850.335 1  
Dr. Li Wenliang dies 3 1 2011.394 1 Large number of 2019-nCoV present in South China seafood market 1 3 830.144 1  
Epidemiologist says epidemic cannot wait 1 1 1640.293 2 Zhang Wenhong predicts eventual development of new coronavirus 6 2 820.116 2  
The epidemic is still spreading 1 2 1590.255 1 Experts advise teachers to wear masks after school starts 5 1 810.076 2  
Many places clarify school start time 8 1 1550.123 1 Zhang Wenhong said the epidemic is basically impossible to end this summer 8 2 800.085 2  
Hubei deputy governor responds to Wuhan residents’ online requests for help 2 2 1440.396 1 Children of front-line volunteers in Hubei added 10 points for admission to the high school entrance examination 4 4 780.079 1  
New pneumonia help channel opens 2 3 1304.721 1 Zhong Nanshan talks about specific antiviral drugs 2 6 770.06 2  
Wuhan will be held accountable for finding home-diagnosed patients 4 1 1180.052 1 Trump declares national emergency in response to epidemic 8 3 750.051 3  
16 provinces a province package a city to support Hubei 3 2 1120.192 1 Trump praises China’s epidemic prevention and control achievements 8 6 680.061 3  
Zhong Nanshan talks about the peak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic 4 2 1020.082 2 South Korea confirms for the first time that Xintiandi believers have been to Wuhan 6 7 680.023 3  
Change in responsibilities of main comrade of Hubei provincial party 3 3 970.113 1 Zhong Nanshan says end of epidemic is to be expected in June 7 3 590.024 2  
Italian residents refuse to wear masks 6 1 960.099 3 Italy’s mask supply goes missing after being withheld by Germany 8 10 570.018 3  
The first person to report the epidemic is lauded by Hubei Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security and Hubei Provincial Health Commission. 2 4 870.08 1 Zhong Nanshan says foreign epidemic much like early Wuhan situation 7 6 546.014 2  
Autopsy of the body of the first patient who died from COVID-19 in China 4 3 860.077 1 Congressional physicians predict nearly half of Americans could be infected 7 9 520.014 3  
  1. Only topics with total public opinion of 500 million or more are counted