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2 – 8 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Heidi Larson

(07/07) Heidi Larson tells The Telegraph (£) that governments and public health officials will need to reassure the public that any new COVID-19 vaccine is safe. Heidi said: “If there was one moment to feature the value of vaccines…

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25 June – 1 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Peter Piot

(30/06) Peter emphasises that face masks should be compulsory in all public and enclosed spaces, in The Guardian. Peter said: “Britain is a nation of people who want absolute evidence, and the evidence for masks is more ecological, as…

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18 – 24 June

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Peter Piot

(24/06) On The China Current, Peter highlights the importance of mass behavioural change as a “second line of defence” against COVID-19 in the absence of an effective vaccine. Peter said: “As long as there’s one person on…

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11 – 17 June

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Since 1 January, LSHTM has featured in more than 55,000 pieces of coverage on the coronavirus outbreak across print, broadcast and online.

Many thanks to colleagues who are sparing the time to conduct media engagement in a period when it is…

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5 – 10 June

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Liam Smeeth

(09/06) Liam warns that it is too “premature” to say that COVID-19 is in retreat in all regions of the UK, on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme (from 1:22:55). Liam said: “We don’t have…

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28 May – 4 June

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Peter Piot

(28/05) Peter explains on Channel 4 News that focusing on the human experience is imperative during COVID-19. Peter said: “Communication has been too much about figures and concepts … COVID-19 is about people.”

(28/05) In Boston Globe…

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21 – 27 May

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Peter Piot

(26/05) Peter recounts his first-hand experience of contracting and recovering from COVID-19 in the New York Times. Peter said: “I had three stages — first fever, then needing oxygen, and now the storm. People think that, with COVID…

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7 – 20 May

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Peter Piot

(14/05) Peter highlights the importance of a vaccine to combat COVID-19, on the Financial Times’ Global Boardroom. Peter said: “The only exit strategy is a vaccine … but it must be given to billions of people. Safety, equitable access…

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30 Apr – 6 May

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Joy Lawn

(04/05) Joy discusses the expected phased re-opening of schools on RT. Joy said: “The government is doing the right thing to go for a phased re-opening but the question is how? One really critical part of…

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23 – 29 April

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Beate Kampmann

(25/04) Beate explains the vaccine development process on LBC. Beate said: “We need a vaccine that’s safe and effective. We need to be sure that the trials that are done are robust. This takes time.”

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