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COVID-19 media surveillance - 22 April 2020

This media surveillance collects articles reported through publicly available web sites.

Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing large clusters of media reports
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing large clusters of media reports.
© European Union, 2020, EMM/MEDISYS

This media surveillance collects articles reported through publicly available web sites.

It is created with the Europe Media Monitor (EMM).

The selection and placement of stories are determined automatically by a computer program.

Headlines

Twitter

The following news were found among the most mentioned/retweeted items:

  • Deaths in care homes related to COVID-19 more than quadruple in a week (sky)
  • CDC’s failed coronavirus tests were tainted with coronavirus, feds confirm (arstechnica)
  • Tests purchased to replace defective ones also do not detect coronavirus (libertaddigital)
  • A report places the Spanish management of the coronavirus as the worst in the world (elconfidencial)
  • CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating (washingtonpost)
  • NIH panel recommends against drug combination promoted by trump for COVID-19 (npr)
  • Senate passes $484 billion coronavirus deal after weeks of deadlock (politico)
  • In front of White House, nurses read names of colleagues killed by coronavirus (washingtonpost)

The hashtag #islamophobia_in_india has been trending. Tweets often refer to a New Delhi gathering of Muslim missionary movement Tablighi Jamaat (millattimes).

The most mentioned English sources were the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foxnews, the Guardian and the LA Times.

Libertad digital, el Confidencial, el Diario, El País and Infobae and Le Parisien and Le Monde were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Extracted Quotes

Robert Redfield (USA, CDC Director):

"There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through"; "And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean"; "We’re going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time".

David Beasley (World Food Programme, Executive Director):

"We are not talking about people going to bed hungry"; "We are talking about extreme conditions, emergency status – people literally marching to the brink of starvation. If we don’t get food to people, people will die".

Fact Check

Fact checked: prevention

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that drinking alcohol can prevent COVID-19 (afp).

Fact checked: government response

  • North Macedonian fact checkers label an article accusing the government of having left its citizens at their own mercy during the pandemic misleading - they highlight how the allegations are not substantiated by facts, evidence or sources (crithink).
  • Fact checkers debunk a video claiming to show people rioting and looting shops in England due to the coronavirus lockdown (boomlive).

Fact checked: conspiracy theories

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that Bill Gates was detained on charges of having created SARS-CoV-2 (factcheck).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that Bill Gates refused to vaccinate his children (factanews).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that an American scientist was arrested for selling SARS-CoV-2 to China (aap).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that 5G technologies are being secretly installed in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic (faktograf).

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EMM COVID-19 media surveillance - 22 April 2020

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22 april 2020