Coronavirus, March 27: Trending questions in the United States on Google Search

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  • Friday, 27 Mar 2020

The trending coronavirus-related Google Searches in the United States relate to the passing of the federal stimulus package. — AFP Relaxnews

In Google Search over the past day, the highest-trending question asked about the coronavirus has been "What is adjusted gross income?"

Over the past day, the following are the highest-trending questions asked in Google Search about Covid-19.

What is adjusted gross income?

According to the IRS, adjusted gross income is "defined as gross income minus adjustments to income. Gross income includes your wages, dividends, capital gains, business income, retirement distributions as well as other income. Adjustments to Income include such items as Educator expenses, Student loan interest, Alimony payments or contributions to a retirement account."

Who gets stimulus money?

CNBC states that "As long as you have a Social Security number, filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 and meet the income requirements you will receive a check." That includes retirees, gig workers, and the unemployed.

What does Covid stand for?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the official "name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as Covid-19. In Covid-19,"CO" stands for "corona","VI" for "virus", and "D" for "disease".

How to apply for unemployment?

Because each state has different policies surrounding unemployment which have likely been modified as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, USA GOV recommends to "Contact your state's unemployment insurance programme to learn about and apply for unemployment insurance."

Did the stimulus package work?

On March 25, the US Senate approved the stimulus package; it will then move on to the House on March 27 for a second vote. If the package passes, it will move on to be approved by the president who already indicated that he would sign off on the relief package. – AFP Relaxnews

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