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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 hashtags #dominiccummings, #cummings and #booforboris keep trending due to the ongoing reporting on Dominic Cummings’ behaviour during quarantine.
The most mentioned English sources were the New York Times, the Guardian, Fox News and the Washington Post.
Infobae, El Confidencial, La Nacion, RT (Spanish Version) and Okdiario, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.
Carissa Etienne (Pan American Health Organization, Director):
"We are particularly concerned that the number of new cases reported last week in Brazil was the highest for a seven-day period, since the outbreak began. Both Peru and Chile are also reporting a high incidence"; "Now is not the time to relax restrictions or scale back preventive strategies. Now is the time to stay strong, remain vigilant and aggressively implement proven public health measures".
Fact checked: fear-mongering claims
Fact checked: health-related claims
Fact checked: conspiracy theories
Fact checkers point out that Dominic Cummings’ blog was edited on 14 April 2020 to make it look like he warned people about coronavirus in 2019 (fullfact).
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