RavenPack Coronavirus Data

Real-time insights to track the ongoing pandemic's impact through the eyes of the media

RavenPack Coronavirus Insights

Point-in-Time Analysis as the Pandemic Unfolded.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the flood of information, RavenPack developed and launched a Free Coronavirus News Monitor to help navigate the oceans of information available on the novel coronavirus and its impact on world affairs.

The indicators provided soon became a reliable signal for researcher and over 75 research studies were published that leveraged them, leading us to release the entire dataset.

An unparalleled set
of real-time indicators

The Coronavirus dataset delivers an unparalleled set of real-time indicators tracking entities related to the coronavirus pandemic by country and at a global level.

From the media exposure of politicians, airlines, food & beverage companies, to vaccine, variants, fake news, vaccine hesitancy or panic, as well as targeted sentiments analytics, the RavenPack Coronavirus dataset has become a reference for modeling intrapandemic dynamics, evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on financial markets, and derive insightful indicators that underpine dozens of research studies.

The Coronavirus dataset is available for free for clients and RavenPack trials.

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Coronavirus Insights

Explore those examples of insights drawn from RavenPack Coronavirus data.

November 06, 2020

RavenPack Indicator Warned of Latest UK Lockdown, Election News Eclipses COVID, RavenPack Data in Academic Studies

In this update, we focus on how our Coronavirus monitor is reflecting the hype around the U.S. Presidential Election, we revisit our lockdown indicator to see how well it would have forecasted the new lockdown in the UK, and we highlight some noteworthy academic studies from the rising tide of research making use of our Coronavirus data.

October 22, 2020

China’s Covid Miracle and Coronavirus News About the U.S. Election

In this update, we focus in on the country where it all started - China, and the impressive way in which it has managed to limit the virus’ spread and turn around its economy, as well as the link between levels of Covid news about the U.S. elections and candidates’ winning chances.

October 08, 2020

Coronavirus Media Hype Hits 3-mo High as More Celebrities Test Positive, and Update on Coronavirus “Infected” Stocks

In this update, the Media Hype Index hits an almost 3-month high as news about COVID increases, Panic levels rise on the day Trump returns to the White House, and how talk of celebrities being infected becomes a dominant theme in the news.

September 10, 2020

Media Attention all about vaccines led by Sputnik V; Panic & other COVID Indexes ease lower; Global sentiment pushes higher with UK at forefront

Read the review of the monitor’s key Indexes and tables to get an overview of the news analytics of the evolving pandemic. We note how many gauges have declined since August, suggesting the media buzz about COVID is reaching a low ebb.

August 27, 2020

Worldwide Panic Hits 1-Month High, Media Covid Fatigue, Why the Mortality Rate is Lower For Spain’s Second Wave

In this update, the monitor’s panic needle twerks higher as a second wave rolls in, news coverage of COVID falls to only 33%, and though cases in Spain surge they are accompanied by much lower fatalities.

August 11, 2020

Forecasting Second Lockdowns and their Macro-Economic Impact Using RavenPack

This article looks at how alternative data can forewarn investors of the reintroduction of economically damaging lockdown measures and further to estimate the impact of such measures on the economy

August 06, 2020

Global Panic Falls, an Infodemic of Fake News, and Forecasting Second Lockdowns

In our latest COVID update, global panic falls to levels that might correspond with a more positive outlook for the coronavirus pandemic, the Fake News Index hits a 3-month high as an infodemic of misinformation and fake news spreads, and we explore the art of forecasting second lockdowns using our news analytics platform. Read more below

July 24, 2020

Vaccine mentions surge after Lancet study, signals based on RavenPack sentiment outperform, panic spikes in Ukraine

In this update, vaccine news surges, news sentiment data compared to broker recommendations, and panic peaks in Ukraine.

July 17, 2020

Lockdown News Rises, Media Talk about Schools Spikes, Launching our U.S. Presidential Election Monitor

In this issue, the news analytics of lockdown, chatter about school closures spikes, announcing the launch of our U.S. Presidential Election Monitor, and we highlight an advanced feature of the COVID-19 monitor.

July 09, 2020

COVID Still Dominates Headlines as Cases Resurge, News about Evictions Rises, Monitor Trending Topics

In this update, news about coronavirus remains high as case hotspots trigger second wave fears, stories about housing and evictions become a trending topic and we highlight more key features from our COVID dashboard.

July 02, 2020

News Analytics Reflect Reacceleration in Cases, French Sentiment Peaks, Key COVID Indexes

In our latest update, we track the news analytics of a possible emerging second wave, news sentiment peaks in France on falling hospitalizations, and we take a tour of the key analytical gauges on our news monitor and how investors can use them in their decision-making.

June 25, 2020

Child Poverty on the Rise Due to COVID, Fake News Peaks in the U.S., Russia Reopening

In this update, news rises about poverty worsening due to coronavirus, China-U.S. ties are further strained by fake news claims, and Russia reopens for business.

June 18, 2020

Mental Fallout, Renewed Second Wave Fears, the June 11 Sell-Off Analyzed, Announcing our New Presidential Monitor

In this update, metrics from Sweden, Switzerland, and Spain, the mental health fallout from COVID-19, we announce the launch of our 2020 presidential monitor, spotlight on the recent sell-off.

June 11, 2020

The U.S Goes Back to Work, Brazil’s President and Fake News, Monitor Highlights

In this update, unemployment recovers in the world’s largest economy, a fake news scandal threatens Brazil’s President, and how the monitor can be used to get the stories driving the indexes.

June 04, 2020

George Floyd Protests Dominate COVID-19, Second Wave Unlikely Say Experts, Fake News Down

In this issue, COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests, fears of a second wave decline, and how fake news is hitting record lows.

June 01, 2020

Coronavirus - What Data Investors Should Look at: Affected Stocks, Recession Fears, and more...

Will the coronavirus lead to another recession? How are stocks being affected? Check this page regularly for infographics based on our news and sentiment data delivering insights for investment professionals. You can also subscribe to receive our Covid-19 updates via email.

May 28, 2020

Coverage Falls, Sentiment as an Indicator of Back-to-Schoolness, Monitor Highs

In this issue, evidence media attention is declining; can sentiment predict whether a nation’s schools are reopening? And, which countries are hitting extremes on our monitor indexes.

May 21, 2020

The Era of Social Distancing

Our latest update includes a focus on social distancing, on two countries badly hit by the virus Russia and Brazil, tips on ESG-stock trading, and how enhancements to our news monitor enable story level granularity.

May 07, 2020

Sentiment Reverses, Insider Trading Data for Market Turns, A Breakthrough for the Vaccine..?

The tide turns as key sentiment indices show compelling reversal insignia reflecting phase ‘opendown’ and rising prophylactic optimism.

April 30, 2020

Coronavirus Optimism at 2½ Month High; The News Analytics of Oil and Interest Rates

Global coronavirus news sentiment continues its rebound as the pandemic eases, we ask how news analytics can help investors navigate the turbulent oil market, and with Central Bank meetings in the spotlight, can our data help warn of changes in interest rates?

April 23, 2020

Coronavirus Media Coverage Plateaus; RavenPack Data Performs Just as Well in a Crisis; Analysis on a Country-to-Country Basis now Available on our Coronavirus News Monitor

In this issue, media coverage plateaus as daily cases of coronavirus flatten, new research shows RavenPack data performs just as well in a crisis, and an enhancement to our news monitor enables analysis on a country-to-country basis.

April 15, 2020

Coronavirus Panic Index at 1-Month Low; Global Sentiment on the Rise; Trending Topics: Vaccines, Bankruptcy, & Recession

The main indicators we use to measure aspects of Coronavirus media coverage are showing signs of either levelling off or decreasing.

April 02, 2020

Are There Signs Media Attention Around Coronavirus May be Ebbing?

After months of dominating the news, the share of the news that is about the coronavirus may be about to fall, according to chart patterns on the Coronavirus Hype Index.

March 17, 2020

What is the News Really Telling Us About the COVID-19 Pandemic?

What light, if any, can news analytics shed on the coronavirus epidemic? In this post, Peter Hafez, Chief Data Scientist at RavenPack, relates his findings, including how, in many cases, a spike in news volume leads official reports of confirmed cases, and how virus-news as a percentage of total news can provide an indicator for market returns in sensitive sectors.