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COVID-19 media surveillance - 26 November 2020

COVID-19 media surveillance - 26 November 2020.  Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing clusters of media reports
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media reports showing clusters of media reports
Nov 27 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:

  • "A growing number of Americans are going hungry. 26 million now say they don’t have enough to eat, as the pandemic worsens and holidays near" (washingtonpost)
  • "Ga. Sen. Perdue boosts wealth with well-timed stock trades" (apnews)
  • "Most coronavirus cases are spread by people without symptoms, CDC now says" (cnn)
  • "Madrid is not a miracle, but a job well done" (marseillenews)
  • "Denver Mayor said ‘Avoid Travel’ 30 Minutes before he boarded plane to visit family" (dailycaller)
  • "The AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Data Isn't Up to Snuff" (wired)
  • "Italy’s doctors face new threat: conspiracy theories" (politico)
  • "Coronavirus vaccine hesitancy could spoil the party in 2021. People aren’t in a huge rush to get their shot." (politico)

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

El Diario, El Universal, RT (Spanish Version), and El País, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Fact Check

Fact checked: health-related and anti-vax claims

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that vitamins C and E, alkaline foods and warm lemon water can help prevent coronavirus infections (lupa).
  • Fact checkers address messages claiming that “99% of those who got COVID-19 recovered without any vaccine” and questioning “why the government thinks that our immune system cannot fight the coronavirus”, reporting that, in Mexico, where the messages started to spread, the percentage of people who have recovered from COVID-19 is 74 per cent (animalpolitico).
  • Fact checkers address claims that the COVID-19 vaccine will not work because the coronavirus is constantly mutating, noting that even in the worst-case scenario where the virus mutates, vaccines with proven effectiveness have the potential to have a positive effect in stopping the spread of the disease (teyit).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the COVID-19 vaccine contains microchips that “can control the human mind” (animalpolitico).

Fact checked: downplaying the pandemic

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the WHO has confirmed that COVID-19 is not more deadly than the flu (tjekdet).
  • Fact checkers address claims that there were more suicide deaths than coronavirus deaths in the last two months, reporting that there is no evidence for this given that it takes time to formally register a suicide death and official figures on recent suicides do not yet exist (fullfact).

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