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COVID-19 media surveillance - 25 March 2021

Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Mar 25 2021

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:

  • "200 million vaccines in 100 days is the new goal, Biden says, though the U.S. is already on track to meet that." (nytimes)
  • "How Morocco managed to rank in the world's top 10 for vaccinations" (slate_fr)
  • "Medical entities call for a ban on the use of chloroquine and ivermectin against Covid-19" (globo)
  • "U.S. COVID response could have avoided hundreds of thousands of deaths: research" (reuters)
  • "Senior Fox News, Fox Business producer dies from coronavirus" (thehill)

The most mentioned English sources were Reuters, the New York Times, BBC and the Washington Post.

El Cooperante, El Mundo and RT (Spanish version), and Ouest France and Francetvinfo were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Misinformation

472 articles from unverified sources were selected forming 9 supernarratives over the last week:


©European Union, 2020, EMM/MEDISYS

Fact Check

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that COVID-19 vaccines contain aluminum, which will hurt the brain, reporting that while small amounts of aluminum have been used in vaccines since the 1930s, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have shared the ingredients list to their vaccines and none have an aluminum adjuvant (politifact).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that life insurance companies will not pay claims if a person dies within one year of receiving a vaccination against COVID-19 (afp).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that a US CDC study shows mask mandates have a negligible impact on COVID-19 outcomes, reporting that the study in question actually finds that state-issued mask mandates were associated with significant decreases in daily COVID-19 case and death growth rates (factcheck.org).

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