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Why does the coronavirus spread so easily between people?

Overview of attention for news story in Nature
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
34 news outlets
blogs
9 blogs
twitter
4005 tweeters
facebook
38 Facebook pages
reddit
13 Redditors
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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19 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
294 Mendeley
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Title
Why does the coronavirus spread so easily between people?
Published by
Nature, March 2020
DOI 10.1038/d41586-020-00660-x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Smriti Mallapaty

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 294 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 50 17%
Student > Master 36 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 11%
Student > Bachelor 22 7%
Other 21 7%
Other 70 24%
Unknown 63 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 51 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 5%
Engineering 15 5%
Other 97 33%
Unknown 77 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2590. 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 06 October 2020.
All research outputs
#1,037
of 16,094,382 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#144
of 76,364 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#129
of 259,350 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#20
of 804 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,094,382 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 76,364 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 87.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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