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Timeline of a pandemic online: UK Google searches about Coronavirus Jan 2020 - Jan 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted people's lives and was the central feature of news and politics in the UK for two years.

This animated bar chart uncovers - through the most common Google searches in the UK over this time - how popular concerns about it evolved from the novelty and origins of the virus itself, through the restrictions required to combat it and the key figures leading the response, to the vaccine rollout and worry about variants.

Source data: Google Trends API (Connector for Python created by GeneralMills on GitHub).
Click here to view a talk I gave about making this dashboard in Feb 2022 for the London Business Analytics Group on Meetup.