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COVID-19 media surveillance - 3 June 2020

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

Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news 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:

  • "Spanish health minister bans British holidaymakers 'until UK's coronavirus situation improves'" (msn)
  • "No10 admits coronavirus alert level is still 4 - despite easing lockdown" (mirror)
  • "AI firm that worked with Vote Leave given new coronavirus contract" (theguardian)
  • "The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on the 2nd that it confirmed that 34 new people in Tokyo were infected with the new coronavirus" (nhk)
  • "Officials in Colombia evicting poor families during coronavirus outbreak" (washingtonpost)

More hashtags such as #blacklivesmatter, #georgefloyd and #trumpmeltdown linked to the protests in the US are trending while the US Surgeon General warns of additional coronavirus outbreaks due to the mass gatherings (cnn).

The most mentioned English sources were the Guardian, the New York Times, Sky News, the Mirror and CNN.

ABC, Okdiario, CNN (Spanish Version), Infobae, El Diario and El Mundo, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Extracted Quotes

Ryan Demmer (US, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota):

"It is difficult to imagine that we will not see a spike in Covid-19 transmission due to the protests".

Neil Ferguson (UK, Professor of mathematical Biology at Imperial College):

"The infections in care homes and hospitals spill back into the community, more commonly through people who work in those institutions. If you can drive the infection rates low in those institutional settings, you drive the infection low in the community as a whole".

Fact Check

Fact checked: claims about public authorities

  • Spanish fact checkers debunk a photo claiming to show several members of the government not abiding by social distancing measures, reporting that the photo is from before the coronavirus crisis (newtral).

Fact checked: health-related claims

  • Fact checkers debunk a viral video claiming that COVID-19 can be cured with anti-inflammatory medications and anticoagulants (colombiacheck).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that cannabis consumption prevents coronavirus infections and treats COVID-19 (stopfake).

Fact checked: downplaying COVID-19

  • Fact checkers debunk a photo showing a woman carrying a black bag, supposedly containing a corpse, with one hand, claiming to prove that “false deaths” were used to inflate COVID-19 numbers; the fact checkers report that the photo is from a protest against the mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis in the US, in which the bags were supposed to represent COVID-19 deaths (afpfactual).
  • Fact checkers debunk a viral video in which it is claimed that Italy’s COVID-19 figures are exaggerated, hospitals were never full and only 3 percent of those counted as COVID-19 deaths was actually due to COVID-19 (observador).

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3 June 2020