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COVID-19 media surveillance - 9 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.
© 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:

  • "Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says" (cnbc)
  • "Satellite data suggests coronavirus may have hit China earlier: Researchers say surge in cars at hospitals may indicate outbreak in fall" (abcnews)
  • "Trump to restart MAGA rallies this month despite coronavirus" (politico)
  • "Shutdowns prevented 60 million coronavirus infections in the U.S., study finds" (washingtonpost)
  • "UK government’s ‘world-beating’ coronavirus response ranked the worst globally" (theneweuropean)
  • "A detailed timeline of all the ways Trump failed to respond to the coronavirus" (vox)

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

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

Extracted Quotes

Tedros Adhanom (WHO, Director-General):

"More than six months into the pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal".

Chung Sye-kyun (South Korea, Prime Minister):

"Driving the community spread are protocol breaches that are making efforts of the majority of Koreans go to waste. This can no longer be tolerated".

Fact Check

Fact checked: health-related claims

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that wearing face masks can lead to serious health problems, reporting that there is no scientific evidence in support of that (knack).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that frequency vibrations kill SARS-CoV-2 (animal).
  • Fact checkers debunk a long list of unproven coronavirus treatments, including eating certain types of food, drinking very hot water, taking painkillers, bathing in salt and putting salt in the nose (afpfactcheck).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that asymptomatic carriers cannot spread the virus (butac).

Fact checked: conspiracy theories

  • Italian fact checkers debunk claims that the authorities are distributing poisonous face masks (open).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the President of Madagascar said that the WHO tried to bribe him to poison the unproven herbal tonic that he is promoting to treat coronavirus, reporting that the President of Madagascar never made such a statement (ellinikahoaxes).

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Publication date
9 June 2020