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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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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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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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9-15 April

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Martin McKee

(14/04) Martin explains why timing is crucial to slowing COVID-19 transmission on BBC News. Martin said: “When we look at the cross national comparisons, we can see those countries that intervened earlier in the…

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2 – 8 April

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Since 1 January, LSHTM has featured in over 23,000 pieces of coverage on the coronavirus outbreak across print, broadcast and online.

David Heymann

(08/04) David discusses the current lack of knowledge around coronavirus antibodies in The Independent. David said: “Antibodies…

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27 February – 18 March

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak:

Peter Piot speaks to…

(12/03) Sky News about President Trump’s decision to impose a travel ban on flights to the US from Europe. Peter said: “It’s hard to imagine that this would have any impact on control of…

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14 – 19 February

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak:

Jimmy Whitworth speaks to…

(19/02) CBC News about the strain placed on China’s health services as a result of the outbreak. Jimmy said: “As seen in China, this virus can spread rapidly in populations, and can cause a major…

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30 January – 6 February

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak

Peter Piot speaks to…

(05/02) Financial Times (£) about the “inevitable” likelihood of an outbreak in Africa. Peter said: “I wonder if there aren’t already cases. It seems remarkable that an increasing number of European countries have cases, that almost…

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