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

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:


Maps, data source

6. John Hopkins Interactive Map, live data on the spread of Covid-19 worldwide  


Resources for reporters:

 9. First Draft 
Open Access scientific sources:
     12. Spinger Nature Open Access page on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and Springer research results (IP recognition)
    Debunking disinformation/Fact-checking sources
    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.