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2 – 9 September

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Beate Kampmann

(09/09) Beate tells The Telegraph (£) that it is too early to say whether AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial is “doomed”, amid their decision to pause the trial after a suspected adverse reaction in a participant. Beate said: “It…

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26 August – 1 September

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Martin McKee

(27/08) Martin McKee discusses the role of travel in the recent surge in cases of COVID-19 in Europe in TIME Magazine. Martin said: “Increased travel combined with relaxed restrictions has almost certainly led to a rise in cases…

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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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23-29 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19

Peter Piot

(26/07) Peter shares his experiences of the after-effects of COVID-19 with The Telegraph. Peter said: “The medical profession is accumulating experience but it’s clearly an area that is under researched. We have to look at it…

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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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