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We should not dismiss the possibility of eradicating COVID-19: comparisons with smallpox and polio

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Global Health Journal, August 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 2,288)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
82 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
674 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
8 Redditors

Citations

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5 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
34 Mendeley
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Title
We should not dismiss the possibility of eradicating COVID-19: comparisons with smallpox and polio
Published in
BMJ Global Health Journal, August 2021
DOI 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006810
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nick Wilson, Osman D Mansoor, Matthew J Boyd, Amanda Kvalsvig, Michael G Baker

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 34 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 18%
Student > Bachelor 5 15%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Librarian 2 6%
Student > Master 2 6%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 10 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 12%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 6%
Other 8 24%
Unknown 10 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1119. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2022.
All research outputs
#9,457
of 21,427,634 outputs
Outputs from BMJ Global Health Journal
#8
of 2,288 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#484
of 339,967 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMJ Global Health Journal
#3
of 172 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,427,634 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,288 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 42.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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