The latest Google Trends report provides comprehensive information on what India has been searching online during the pandemic. During July, some of the most popular searches were for COVID-19-related problems, including treatments, vaccines, insurance, and more.
Overall, the coronavirus was the 15th most searched topic in India during July. With Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek, and daughter-in-law Aishwarya contracting the disease last month, the most common search term related to coronavirus over the past month was “Amitabh Bachchan corona positive.”
In addition to inquiries about the Bachchan family, another hot search topic was COVID insurance. As it turned out, inquiries on “Corona Rakshak Policy” and “Corona Kavach Policy“ experienced a massive jump over the month. While Corona Rakshak (crown protector) is a benefit-based plan, Corona Kavach (crown protector) is an indemnity plan. All health insurance providers offer these policies according to IRDAI guidelines.
The most searched coronavirus-related topic in the last month was “vaccine.” With around a dozen candidate vaccines from companies like AstraZeneca (in partnership with the University of Oxford), Moderna, and Pfizer already in phase 3 trials, experts believe we can get not one, but multiple COVID-19 vaccines safe and efficient. for this time of next year…
Meanwhile, search interest for COVID symptoms grew 10% over the past month. July posted the second-highest monthly peak for people searching online for COVID-19 symptoms. Most of the searches related to symptoms came from Sikkim, followed by Daman & Diu and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
In general, the searches followed the expected lines for the times we live in, but hopefully, we can put this deadly disease behind us and return to something akin to normalcy in our lives sooner rather than later.