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COVID-19 media surveillance - 8 October 2020

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

Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing clusters of media reports on Italy, France, Spain, Poland, Germany, the UK, Russia, India, Japan and China
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:

  • "White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines. The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day" (nytimes)
  • "Researchers identify pink eye as possible primary symptom of COVID-19" (ophthamologytimes)
  • "After Donald Trump's deranged balcony address, we're all gasping together" (theguardian)
  • "In a few days, more people in Trump’s orbit tested positive for coronavirus than in all of Taiwan" (washingtonpost)
  • "Senior Pentagon leadership quarantining after exposure to coronavirus" (cnn)
  • "34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo" (abcnews)
  • "Scientists warn of ‘overwhelming’ evidence of airborne coronavirus contagion" (elpais)
  • "Facebook, Twitter block Trump post that falsely claims coronavirus is less deadly than flu" (cnbc)

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

ABC, El País, El Diario, and Infobae, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Fact Check

  • Fact checkers debunk a video claiming that the WHO has stated that COVID-19 has a lower fatality rate than a seasonal flu virus (maldita).
  • Fact checkers debunk several claims by French MP Martine Wonner, including that the coronavirus has lost its virulence, that the US CDC has confirmed that masks "are useless" and that Belgium "will re-authorise treatment with azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine from next week" proving that it is not true that there is no treatment for COVID-19 (afpfactuel).
  • Fact checkers debunk an image in which a medical professional holds up a sign in Spanish claiming that flu shots are the cause of the so-called COVID-19 deaths and masks are harmful to one’s health. Fact checkers report that the image has been photoshopped (maldita).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that Paraguay will buy vaccines produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, whose development was prohibited in the United States by Donald Trump, and will let Paraguayans be used as guinea pigs (afpfactual).
  • Brazilian fact checkers debunk a social media post claiming that the coronavirus has not killed any politicians and it is “corrupt”, reporting that 17 Brazilian politicians have died of COVID-19 (aosfatos).
  • Fact checkers debunk a German-language video claiming that 5G radiation is harmful to human health and causes symptoms that are incorrectly attributed to COVID-19. The video has been viewed more than

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Publication date
9 October 2020