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COVID-19 media surveillance - 22 October 2020

COVID-19 media surveillance - 22 October 2020. Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing clusters of media reports on Italy, France, Spain, Poland, Germany, the UK, Russia, India and China
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing clusters of media reports
Oct 23 2020

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:

  • "Trump’s den of dissent: Inside the White House task force as coronavirus surges" (washingtonpost)
  • "8 million Americans slipped into poverty amid coronavirus pandemic, new study says. Researchers looked at the devastating financial effect the pandemic has had on Americans, with Blacks, Latinos and children faring the worst." (nbcnews)
  • "The coronavirus pandemic has caused nearly 300,000 more deaths [in the US] than expected in a typical year" (washingtonpost)
  • "End SARS: American govt will stand with Nigerian youths – Joe Biden warns Buhari" (dailypost.ng) – Accordingly, several hashtags such as #endpolicebrutalityinnigera, #nigeria, #endbadgoveranceinnigeria, #endpolicebrutalityinnigeranow and #endpolicebrutalityinnigeria were trending.

The most mentioned English sources were the Washington Post, CNN, Daily Post Nigeria, the New York Times, Sky and Politico.

Infobae, La Nación, El Diario, Antena3 and El País, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Fact Check

  • Fact checkers address claims that the WHO changed its position on lockdowns, reporting that the WHO has always maintained that lockdowns should not be used as the primary control method of the disease but as a last resort (thejournal).
  • Fact checkers debunk a video purporting to show massive crowds “standing up against the corona dictatorship” in Spain, reporting that the video in question is actually from February 2019 and portrays demonstrations against PM Pedro Sánchez's Catalonia policies (afpfaktencheck).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the WHO confirmed that the seasonal flu is more dangerous than COVID-19, reporting that statements by a WHO official are taken out of context (correctiv).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that data by the CDC show that masks do not protect against the coronavirus, reporting that such claims were first made by American political commentator Tucker Carlson, who, however, misinterpreted and misrepresented the CDC data (stopfake).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that an alkaline diet aimed at eliminating foods that are high in acidity in order to change the body's pH levels will prevent you from getting infected with the coronavirus (poligrafo).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that PCR tests and nasal swabs are fooling citizens as they detect coronavirus, but not necessarily the one that causes COVID-19 (facta).

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