Luna Yue Huang

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[21 Apr 2021] Our Nature paper is ranked #22 among 3.4 million works in the “Top 100 Most Discussed Articles in 2020” by Altmetric.

Altmetric tracked 3.4 million works in 2020, and compiled the top 100 most discussed articles across 20 disciplines. Our Nature paper is ranked #22.

The 2020 Altmetric Top 100

[7 Sep 2020] Our Nature paper is ranked #393, in the top 0.002%, of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric

As of Sep 7, 2020, our Nature paper studying the effects of anti-contagion policies on the spread of COVID-19 has been covered by 323 news stories from 208 outlets, and tweeted 3,426 times. In terms of media and public attention, Altmetric ranks it as #393 out of 15,799,141 research outputs across all sources ever tracked, outperforming 99.998% of its peers.

The effect of large-scale anti-contagion policies on the COVID-19 pandemic

[14 June 2020] Our Nature paper in the news

Our recent Nature publication on the effects of anti-contagion policies on the spread of COVID19 has been covered by numerous media outlets.

Shutdowns prevented 60 million coronavirus infections in the U.S., study finds

Coronavirus Lockdowns Saved Millions Of Lives, Journal ‘Nature’ Reports

Lockdowns Saved Many Lives and Easing Them Is Risky, Say Scientists

Lockdowns saved many lives and easing them is risky, say scientists

Covid-19 shutdown measures prevented about 60 million US infections, study says

2 new studies show shutdowns were astonishingly effective

Shutdowns Prevented Approximately 60 Million Coronavirus Cases In US, Study Shows

Lockdowns in Europe saved ‘millions of lives’

[29 March 2019] “RCTs in the long run” on VoxTalks

Randomized controlled trials have revolutionized development policy. But do the interventions that work in the short run have a benefit 10 or 20 years later? My co-author and advisor, Ted Miguel, explains how our team aims to find out.