The media and Covid-19: making a bad situation worse

Given the source, I'm sincerely hoping this is a classic example of 'fake news' disinformation.

'News of the Queen testing positive for COVID-19 does not come as a surprise since there was a possibility that she could have been exposed by the virus during one of her weekly meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson who tested positive an hour ago, according to UCR.

'Royal Palace confirms Queen Elizabeth tests positive for coronavirus. Buckingham Palace revealed the monarch held a face-to-face with Mr. Johnson on March 11. Her health, the palace added, remains good and stable though she has shown mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

'In a brief statement, the palace said, “HMQ has also tested positive and is currently self-isolating at Windsor Castle. The Queen came into contact with the PM on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare”.

'The Queen, who left Buckingham Palace on March 19, looks set to spend the next few weeks of self-isolation at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip as she recovers from the virus.'


 
Given the source, I'm sincerely hoping this is a classic example of 'fake news' disinformation.

'News of the Queen testing positive for COVID-19 does not come as a surprise since there was a possibility that she could have been exposed by the virus during one of her weekly meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson who tested positive an hour ago, according to UCR.

'Royal Palace confirms Queen Elizabeth tests positive for coronavirus. Buckingham Palace revealed the monarch held a face-to-face with Mr. Johnson on March 11. Her health, the palace added, remains good and stable though she has shown mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

'In a brief statement, the palace said, “HMQ has also tested positive and is currently self-isolating at Windsor Castle. The Queen came into contact with the PM on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare”.

'The Queen, who left Buckingham Palace on March 19, looks set to spend the next few weeks of self-isolation at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip as she recovers from the virus.'


Hmmmm.


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dlrg

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Meanwhile in Sweden:



 
Just watched the daily briefing and the dick-head of a journo from Channel 4 couldn't even get the DCMO's name right at least twice - the DCMO had the good grace not to publicly humiliate him by correcting him. Can't these idiots listen or even read?
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

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Going by the questions, they don't listen and only read each other's inaccurate headlines.
Furthermore they prepare their question beforehand and do not alter it, regardless of how many times it has been asked or answered already.
 
Is it about time the Q&A was binned as the journos don't seem to be adding anything of value to the session? As has been commented on before, they don't seem to be listening to the latest bulletin and are asking questions that have already been asked on previous occasions. It might also save them embarrassing themselves.

Noticed the BBC didn't get first dibs at today's questions. Govt just being fair to other channels or has Laura K pissed them off?
 
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Yokel

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It would probably be best for them to use a log scale.
Surely that would confuse the uneducated including the media as the exponential curve is replaced by a straight line? That would potentially weaken the social distancing message.

A picture paints a thousand words - but only if it is understood. How many people look at the axes and scales and not just the straight line?
 
Surely that would confuse the uneducated including the media as the exponential curve is replaced by a straight line? That would potentially weaken the social distancing message.

A picture paints a thousand words - but only if it is understood. How many people look at the axes and scales and not just the straight line?
What straight line?
 
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