European Science-Media Hub selection: reliable sources of information about Coronavirus

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 23 March 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need for reliable sources of information on the virus and ensuing crisis is more important than ever.

To this end, the European Science-Media Hub has compiled a list of such sources, ranging from recognised official international webpages providing daily updates, to data and maps, as well as a selection of resources tailored for reporters and for tackling the spread of disinformation on the topic.

International sources:

1.  World Health Organization  2. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control  3. European Commission page on coronavirus and coronavirus response page  4.  European Medicines Agency  5.  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Maps, data source

6. John Hopkins Interactive Map, live data on the spread of Covid-19 worldwide   7.  Statistics and research from the University of Oxford   8. Map provided by the Centre for Studies in Demography and Ecology of the University of Washington  


Resources for reporters:

 9. First Draft  10. Global Investigative Journalism Network  11. International Journalists’ Network   Open Access scientific sources:
     12. Spinger Nature Open Access page on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and Springer research results (IP recognition) 13. Cambrigde University Press Coronavirus Free Access Collection, and Covid-19: A message to our customers 14. Elsevier’s free health and medical research on novel coronavirus   Debunking disinformation/Fact-checking sources   15. EUvsDisinfo  16. First Draft: Tips for responsible reporting on Covid-19, informed by interviews with health and science reporters, health professionals and journalism professors, our existing training materials, and several excellent coronavirus reporting guides 17. CoronaVirusFact/Datos Coronavirus Alliance – Poynter’s International Fact Checking Network: 100 fact-checkers in 45 countries publishing in 15 languages 18. Maldito Bulo, a collection of common circulating haokes on coronavirus, in Spanish 19. Valigia Blu, an Italian network of journalists renewed for producing quality information based on fact and data. Here a selection of QA on coronavirus

    A short selection of other national information sources in EU languages:

    20. IlPost, Newsletter on coronavirus. A daily update on the spread of Covid-19, published on the blog of the Italian media IlPost 21. Daily podcast on German Public Broadcast by Prof Christian Drosten, virologist from Charité Berlin 22. Agencia SINC

    The article was published on the European Science-Media Hub here.  Copyright © European Union, 2018.

    The list is but a selection from the ESMH team and is by no means exhaustive. 

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