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Monitoring COVID-19 Related Public Interest and Population Health Literacy in South Asia: An Internet Search-Interest Based Model Hasan Symum, Habsa Khandaker Hiya , & Kh Mohammed Ali Sagor

Monitoring COVID-19 Related Public Interest and Population Health Literacy in South Asia: An Internet Search-Interest Based Model

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Hasan Symum, Habsa Khandaker Hiya , & Kh Mohammed Ali Sagor

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Information epidemiology based on internet search data can be used to model COVID-19 pandemic progressions and monitor population health literacy. However, the applicability of internet searches to monitor COVID-19 infections and public health awareness in South Asian countries are unclear. To assess the association of public interest and health literacy in COVID-19 with the number of infected cases South Asian countries. Google Trends data from January to March 2020 were used to correlate public interest and literacy with official data on COVID-19 cases using the relative search volume (RSV) index. Public interest in COVID-19 was retrieved with the search term “Coronavirus (Virus)”. Similarly, search terms “hand wash”, “face mask”, “hand sanitizer”, “face shield” and “gloves” were used to retrieve RSV indices as a surrogate of health literacy. Country-level correlation analyses were performed for a time lag between 30 and +30 days. There were significant positive correlations between COVID-19 related public interest and daily confirmed cases in countries expect Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. The highest public interest in South Asian Countries was on average 12 days before the local maximum of new confirmed cases. Similarly, web searches related to personal hygiene and preventive measures in south Asia correlated to the number of confirmed cases as well as national restriction measures. Public interest indicated by RSV indices can help to monitor the progression of an outbreak such as the current COVID-19 pandemic particularly in countries with a lack of diagnostic and surveillance capacity.

 Keywords: COVID-19, Google trends, health literacy, infectious disease, public health surveillance.

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Title: Monitoring COVID-19 Related Public Interest and Population Health Literacy in South Asia: An Internet Search-Interest Based Model
Author: Hasan Symum, Habsa Khandaker Hiya , & Kh Mohammed Ali Sagor
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4678285
Media: Online
Volume: 5
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 05/04/2021
Date of Publication: 10/04/2021
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/732.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 128-138
First Page: 128
Last Page: 138
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

 

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Hasan Symum, Habsa Khandaker Hiya , & Kh Mohammed Ali Sagor (2021). Monitoring COVID-19 Related Public Interest and Population Health Literacy In South Asia: An Internet Search-Interest Based Model. International Journal of Science and Business, 5(5), 128-138. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4678285

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Hasan Symum (corresponding author), Department of Industrial and Management System Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA. Email: hsymum@usf.edu

Habsa Khandaker Hiya, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Kh Mohammed Ali Sagor, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4678285

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The Popularity of Online Shopping is increasing during COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Study in Khulna City of Bangladesh Md. Mehedi Hasan

The Popularity of Online Shopping is increasing during COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Study in Khulna City of Bangladesh

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Md. Mehedi Hasan

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The growing trend of online shopping has taken over the popularity of traditional shopping among its consumers In recent decade. In the world of digitization it has eased the difficulties of retailing and paved a modern approach to trade online. In this paper, we aim to investigate the reason of the increase of popularity of online shopping among the consumers of a selected region, especially during this pandemic period. The present study has been conducted among the consumers of Khulna City. Convenience sampling method has been used to select the sample. The primary data was collected from 111 respondents by means of a self-constructed questionnaire. The collected data was analyzed using Excel and SPSS software. There are many reasons for increasing of online sales. However, due to time and resource constraints, this paper considers some influential factors such as Facebook, website design, reviews and Covid-19. 72.1% of respondents would like to start up an online shopping service because they can run that with their study, job or other businesses. Almost 97.3% respondents think that online business is the demand of time because it is less risky and they can stay home through this. Of these, 63.1% respondents have increased online shopping than before and 13.5% have been involved in online shopping for the very first time by the influence of Covid-19. This study has been conducted by online which may not be generalized. It is an established fact that online shopping has become crucial for every business hub. But the pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world and triggered changes in online shopping behaviors that are likely to have lasting effects.

 Keywords: Online shopping, consumer, Covid-19, product, influential factors.

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Title: The Popularity of Online Shopping is increasing during COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Study in Khulna City of Bangladesh
Author: Md. Mehedi Hasan
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4639392
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 5
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 24/03/2021
Date of Publication: 26/03/2021
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/728.pdf
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Page: 88-100
First Page: 88
Last Page: 100
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

 

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Md. Mehedi Hasan (2021). The Popularity of Online Shopping is increasing during COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Study in Khulna City of Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 5(5), 88-100.doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4639392

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Md. Mehedi Hasan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, North Western University (NWU), Khulna, Bangladesh. E-mail: mehedistat47@gmail.com

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4639392

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Supply Chain: a study in Bangladesh Fariya Tabassum

Impact of COVID-19 on the Supply Chain: a study in Bangladesh

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Fariya Tabassum

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The COVID-19 is now the headache of the world trade and Bangladesh isn’t the anomaly of it. The nationwide lockdown strategy includes several protective measures affects the supply-chain and vindicates to access to agricultural products, inputs, markets and all those results in increasing prices of rice and pulses but the price of milk is 40% lower than that of January, vegetables are sold at 25-50% of production costs, drastic devastation in poultry firm keeping about 50% of eggs and 70% of broilers unsold as well as crab, shrimp, and fish producers faced several export bans thus price fall. The invasion in the service sector also included and that result in moved online or IT-based service providing everywhere including education, healthcare, financial and consultancy firm. The supply-chain effect in the pharmaceuticals industry is huge because of a demanding hike for certain products and on the contrary, 28% of SMEs have seen revenue drop by at least 50%. In the RMG sector, cancellation of orders of 900 million pieces of garments worth $2.9 billion resulting from the lack of demand from the US and European markets made shut down garments, incurred loss of nearly $ 6 billion and massive job loss. Price hike in smartphones, electric products are noticed. The demand also got low for luxury products. The study is based on primary and secondary data to accumulate the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain for some selected industries of Bangladesh. This will create value to understand the sector-wise circumstances of COVID-19.

 Keywords: COVID-19, supply chain, Agriculture, RMG, SMEs.

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Supply Chain: a study in Bangladesh

Author: Fariya Tabassum
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4305819
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 4
Issue: 12
Acceptance Date: 26/11/2020
Date of Publication: 04/12/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/632.pdf
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Page: 136-151
First Page: 136
Last Page: 151
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

 

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Fariya Tabassum (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on the Supply Chain: a study in Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(12), 136-151. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.4305819

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Fariya Tabassum, Student, MBA, Department of Management, University of Dhaka.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4305819

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A study of Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Md Mohimin Biswas, Sanaullah & Tahmina Yasmin Tanni

A study of Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients

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Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Md Mohimin Biswas, Sanaullah & Tahmina Yasmin Tanni

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The novel coronavirus (nCoV) has spread around the world as an epidemic. As of July 06, 2020, the number of victims has already crossed 11.5 million and the number of deaths has exceeded 537K and is steading rising.In the past convalescent  plasma (CCP) therapy was used in many epidemics. Already many people have successfully recovered from sever acute respiratory syndrome Corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and have developed antibodies in their plasma to fight the virus.They have this plasma very effective for critical patients. Many countries are currently trying to develop effective vaccines. They have already done various trials of their vaccines . Until a suitable vaccine for this disease is developed, CCP  therapy can be used in severe patients.

 Keywords: nCoV, COVID-19, Convalescent Plasma, Plasma Therapy, Antibodies, Clinical Trials.

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Title: A study of Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients
Author: Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Md Mohimin Biswas, Sanaullah & Tahmina Yasmin Tanni
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3953830
Media: Online
Volume: 4
Issue: 8
Acceptance Date: 16/07/2020
Date of Publication: 21/07/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/578.pdf
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Page: 17-22
First Page: 17
Last Page: 22
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Md Mohimin Biswas,Sanaullah & Tahmina Yasmin Tanni (2020). A study of Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(8), 17-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3953830

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Md. Mostafizur Rahman (corresponding author), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh.

Md Mohimin Biswas, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh.

Sanaullah, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh.

Tahmina Yasmin Tanni, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3953830