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COVID-19 media surveillance - 29 June 2020

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

COVID-19 media surveillance, 29 June 20 - Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing clusters of media reports
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing clusters of media reports
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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:

  • "43% of U.S. coronavirus deaths are linked to nursing homes" (nytimes)
  • "Behind the curve: How the world missed Covid-19’s silent spread" (nytimes)
  • "If 95% of people wear masks, tens of thousands of lives could be saved, model shows" (miamiherald)
  • "The data is in: Fox News may have kept millions from taking the coronavirus threat seriously" (washingtonpost)
  • "With Trump leading the way, America’s coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infections" (washingtonpost)
  • "Florida sets another one-day record with 9,585 new coronavirus cases" (thehill)
  • "Masks Could Help Stop Coronavirus. So Why Are They Still Controversial? Confusing government advice at the start of the pandemic and cultural misgivings may have limited acceptance" (wsj)
  • "Young people urged to take virus more seriously as pandemic worsens in U.S." (washingtonpost)

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

Infobae, RT (Spanish Version), El Pais, El Tiempo and La Republica, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Extracted Quotes

Anthony Fauci (USA, NIAID Director):

"There is a general anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine feeling among some people in this country – an alarmingly large percentage of people, relatively speaking"; "We have a program right now that's going to be extensive in reaching out to the community"; "They may not like a government person in a suit like me telling them, even though I will tell them. They really need to see people that they can relate to in the community – as sports figures, community heroes, people that they look up to."

Fact Check

Fact checked: health-related claims

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the so-called “virus removal cards”, recently worn in public by South Sudan's president and some senior ministers, kill the coronavirus (boomlive).

Fact checked: downplaying COVID-19

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the WHO has declared that the coronavirus is losing potency, reporting that the WHO never made such a declaration (vishvasnews).

Fact checked: conspiracy theories

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that COVID-19 is caused by a bacteria, it is related to 5G, that autopsies were banned, and Italy broke rules to perform them, reporting that China performed autopsies on COVID-19 victims before Italy had its first COVID-19 death (fullfact).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that US President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act several months before the start of the pandemic, allegedly proving that the pandemic was planned (fatabyyano).

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29 June 2020