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These Were Google's 2020 Top Trending Searches for 'During Coronavirus'

These Were Google's 2020 Top Trending Searches for 'During Coronavirus'

Here are the top searches containing the phrase “during coronavirus”


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Learning to live during a pandemic was an adjustment for most people. Luckily, the internet was there to answer some of our burning questions about life “... during coronavirus.” Here are Google’s top trending searches containing the phrase “during coronavirus” for 2020.  


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Google users wanted to take advantage of the economic downturn and buy stakes in promising stocks while prices were low, which led to “best stocks to buy during coronavirus” becoming a top search term this year. The term saw a spike the week of April 12, 2020, according to Google Trends. This directly coincided with the end of the 2020 stock market crash on April 7, 2020, which led to an uptick throughout the month. 


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The coronavirus changed the dating world quite a bit and searchers clearly had love on the brain. “Dating during coronavirus” was another top trending term, seeing spikes during mid-March and mid-April. 


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Even though there was a pandemic, personal care remained top of mind for many. “Dentist open during coronavirus” became another trending search term and hit a sharp peak the week of April 12, 2020, as some states ordered dentists to treat only emergency cases. The close contact and access to noses and mouths required by dental visits sent most dental offices into lockdown early in the pandemic, but by late spring and summer, offices had started to reopen to patients. According to an article in Axios, the delay in routine visits contributed to an uptick in emergency procedures. 


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Many jobs were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the search term “unemployment during coronavirus” saw two peaks the week of March 22, 2020. Since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, the unemployment rate has ranged from a peak of more than 14% to its current level, 6.7%. 


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In the same vein as unemployment, people were looking into new job opportunities even as the pandemic slowed the economy down. “Jobs hiring during coronavirus” peaked on Google trends the week of March 22, 2020, and hit a smaller peak the week of April 12. 


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Lots of internet users were in search of a little positivity in the wake of record deaths due to coronavirus. “Inspirational quotes during coronavirus” hit its highest point of interest on Google trends the week of April 12, 2020. 

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“Things to do during coronavirus” peaked at 100 on Google trends during the early days of the pandemic, March 15 through March 21, 2020. As a result, many people got creative in quarantine, from learning fun new skills to sharpening skills to enter the job market to taking amazing virtual tours


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With public transit use on the downturn due to health concerns, it’s unsurprising that the search “is Uber working during coronavirus” was a top one this year. The phrase hit its peak the week of April 19 2020, but despite the trending search, Uber saw an 80% drop in ride requests in April, according to Reuters. 


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In a similar vein to stocks, Google users were looking into investing in other assets during the pandemic. “Buying a house during coronavirus” peaked the week of April 12, 2020, but also saw smaller spikes in March, May, June and July.  



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Coronavirus interrupted a lot of travel plans, but users were still curious about which hotels were hosting guests. The phrase “hotels open during coronavirus” peaked the week of April 19, 2020, with the similar phrase “are hotels open during coronavirus” also hitting a high point the week of April 19, with a smaller peak in March.  

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