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COVID-19 media surveillance - 23 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   23 April 2020
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:

  • A disturbing new study suggests Sean Hannity’s show helped spread the coronavirus (vox)
  • Coronavirus at meat packing plants worse than first thought, USA TODAY investigation finds (desmoinesregister)
  • Coronavirus kills more Americans in one month than the flu kills in one year (nationalreview)
  • A mysterious blood-clotting complication is killing coronavirus patients (washingtonpost)
  • Pachinko stores in Tokyo reopened and closed (sankei)
  • CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating (washingtonpost)
  • It’s not too late to go on offense against the coronavirus (newyorker)

The hashtag #ramadan appears more frequently in covid-19-related tweets as ramandan is due to start on 24 April.

The most mentioned English sources were the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Reuters and the New York Post.

El País, Infobae, CNN (Spanish version), El Confidencial and RT (Spanish version) and Le Parisien and Le Monde were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Extracted quotes

Kwon Joon-wook (South Korea, CDC Deputy Director):

"COVID-19 spreads through those who do not show symptoms and during incubation. It has a relatively low fatality rate and a relatively high basic reproduction number, which make it a virus with characteristics optimal to trigger a global pandemic. There is a high possibility of a second wave of infections."

Tedros Adhanom (WHO, Director-General):

"Make no mistake: we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time," "There's no question that stay-at-home orders and other physical distancing measures have successfully suppressed transmission in many countries. But this virus remains extremely dangerous".

Fact check

Fact checked: trust in the media

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the media are lying about the pandemic, which is in reality less serious than they portray it to be (butac).

Fact checked: anti-China narratives

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that Germany sent China a £130 billion bill for “coronavirus damages” (altnews).

Fact checked: prevention

  • Fact checkers debunk Philippines’ president Duterte’s claim that gasoline can be used to kill traces of the COVID-19 virus in the hands (factrakers).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that Russia found a COVID-19 vaccine (colombiacheck).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that COVID-19 can be treated with anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory medicine or antibiotics (newtral).

Fact checked: coronavirus’ impact on climate

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that thanks to the confinement measures implemented in many countries to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the ozone hole has partially recovered and the global temperature dropped 1.2 degrees (afp).

Fact checked: conspiracy theories

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the novel coronavirus is part of a global vaccination agenda concocted by Bill Gates (tempo).

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23 April 2020