In this article the top 10 most viewed IDstewardship articles during the COVID-19 pandemic are identified.
Composed by: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP
Article Posted: 14 March 2021
One year ago today (on my birthday funny enough) the coronavirus pandemic started to really take hold and I composed a blog post about coronavirus resources for pharmacists that went somewhat viral. I recall feeling a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety at that time. Fast-forward to today and the outlook for the future is much brighter as cases trend downwards and number of vaccinations administered trend upwards.
In an act of reflection following a very difficult year, I thought it would be good to take a moment and look back.
Data was extracted from Google Analytics from March 1st, 2020 through March 13th, 2021. Articles with the most pageviews were selected for inclusion. Non-COVID articles are included to show what topics maintained a high level of interested during the defined time period. Eligible articles could have any date for original publication, but only pageviews during the data-timeline were included.
Here is the Top 10 List!
In identifying the articles for inclusion, there were 1,460,000 total pageviews during the defined time period.
Published date: 3/10/2020
Published date: 12/27/2017
Published date: 4/14/2016
Published date: 1/2/2018
Published date: 12/9/2016
Published date: 1/16/2017
Published date: 11/7/2017
Published date: 7/27/2019
Published date: 11/14/2020
Published date: 3/14/2020
It is fitting that the list starts with a COVID-19 article and ends with a COVID-19 article, but it is also encouraging that as the pandemic raged on there were many non-COVID items that retained a high level of interest. This is the biggest take home for me. Even as we are faced with unprecedented challenges, there is more to life than the item dominating all of the news headlines.
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