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20 – 26 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Beate Kampmann

(24/08) Beate comments on President Trump’s decision to fast track the approval of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine on BBC News. Beate said: “What’s disconcerting is the political point-scoring in the development of vaccines … if we…

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13 – 19 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Heidi Larson

(18/08) Heidi emphasises the importance of active listening to tackle vaccine hesitancy on BBC Radio 4 (from 18:41). Heidi said: “We cannot dismiss any questions because vaccines do have risks and we need to be honest about that…

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6 – 12 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Beate Kampmann

(11/08) Beate stresses that without safety and efficacy trials, Russia’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is “scientifically unsound” on LBC. Beate said: “The announcement appears to be driven by politics rather than science. Having a vaccine tested…

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30 August – 5 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Rashida Ferrand

(04/08) Rashida explains how the COVID-19 crisis in Zimbabwe is being aggravated by the strike of healthcare workers on Euronews. Rashida said: “We barely have any doctors or nurses providing any services for coronavirus or…

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16 – 22 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Peter Piot

(21/07) Peter suggests in The Telegraph (£) that the custom of shaking hands should be abandoned to curb the spread of COVID-19. Peter said: “Many of the cultural behaviours in other countries may have been determined by the need…

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9 – 15 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

David Heymann

(14/07) David discusses the possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19 in The Guardian. David said: “There is limited evidence that aerosols generated by talking, coughing or sneezing can spread more than 1 metre, thus becoming airborne, and there…

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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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