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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
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.
The following news were found among the most mentioned/retweeted items:
The most mentioned English sources were CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times and CNBC.
RT (Spanish Version), El Diario, CNN (Spanish Version) and El Pais, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.
Anthony Fauci (USA, NIAID Director):
"The data is showing there’s a single mutation that makes the virus be able to replicate better and maybe have high viral loads"; "We don’t have a connection to whether an individual does worse with this or not; it just seems that the virus replicates better and may be more transmissible."
Fact checked: health-related claims
Fact checked: anti-vax claims
Fact checked: conspiracy theories
Fact checkers debunk claims that the FBI arrested a professor at Boston University who had ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and that China is now close to being exposed for creating the coronavirus, reporting that the professor’s arrest was unrelated to the coronavirus (afpfactual).
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