Disclaimer: These reports cannot and do not contain health advice. The information provided by the COVINFORM project is for general information and education purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional health advice.

Accordingly, before taking any action based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate medical and healthcare professionals.

Bi-monthly report 01 – COVID-19 Vaccines: History and Facts – Click here to download the PDF
Bi-monthly report 02 – COVID-19 vaccination campaign in COVINFORM countries: infographics & best practices – Click here to download the PDF
Bi-monthly report 03 – A Glimpse of the Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Click here to download the PDF
Bi-monthly report 04 – Findings on the Governmental Responses in COVINFORM countries – Click here to download the PDF
Bi-monthly report 05 – Using an intersectional lens to understand the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – Click here to download the PDF
Bi-monthly report 06 – The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers – Click here to download the PDF
Bi-monthly report 07 – Virusesm of the mind. Coping and joking about COVID-19 – Click here to download the PDF
After two years of pandemic | COVINFORM Bi-monthly report #8, March 2022
Interview with Chaim Rafalowski, Disaster Management and EU Projects Coordinator, Magen David Adom in Israel, conducted by Elena Ambrosetti & Marina Zannella, Sapienza University of Rome.
Scientific Literature

Boberg, S., Quandt, T., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Frischlich, L. (2020). Pandemic populism: Facebook pages of alternative news media and the corona crisis–A computational content analysis. 

Brennen, J.S., Simon F.M., Howard P.N. & Rasmus K.N. (2020) Types, Sources, and Claims of COVID-19 Misinformation.  

Egelhofer, J.L., L. Aaldering, J.-M., Eberl, S.,  Galyga, & Lecheler, S. (2020). From Novelty to Normalization? How Journalists Use the Term ‘Fake News’ in Their Reporting. Journalism Studies 21: 1323–1343.

Freeman, D., Waite, F., Rosebrock, L., Petit, A., Causier, C., East, A., … & Lambe, S. (2020). Coronavirus conspiracy beliefs, mistrust, and compliance with government guidelines in England. Psychological Medicine, 1-13.  

Humprecht, E., F. Esser, and P. Van Aelst. 2020. Resilience to Online Disinformation: A Framework for Cross-National Comparative Research. The International Journal of Press/Politics 25(3): 493–516. 

Jolley, D., & Paterson, J. L. (2020). Pylons ablaze: Examining the role of 5G COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs and support for violence. British Journal of Social Psychology, 59, 628-640.

Kim, S. C., Vraga, E. K., & Cook, J. (2020). An Eye Tracking Approach to Understanding Misinformation and Correction Strategies on Social Media: The Mediating Role of Attention and Credibility to Reduce HPV Vaccine Misperceptions. Health Communication, 1–10.

Torpan, S., Hansson, S., Rhinard, M., Kazemekaityte, A., Jukarainen, P., Meyer, S. F., … & Orru, K. (2021). Handling false information in emergency management: A cross-national comparative study of European practices. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 57, 102151.

Sarla, G. S. (2020). COVID 19: myths and facts. Research & Review: Management of Emergency and Trauma Nursing, 2(2), 5-8. Link  

Vraga, E. K., & Jacobsen, K. H. (2020). Strategies for effective health communication during the coronavirus pandemic and future emerging infectious disease events. World Medical & Health Policy, 12, 233–241.

Literature and other reading material

Other reading material

European Commission. Tackling coronavirus disinformation.

European Council. Infographic – COVID-19: EU coordination for safe and effective vaccination. 

European Medicines Agency. Covid-19 vaccines Key facts.

Homeland Security News Wire (2021). Racist, Extremist, Anti-Semitic Conspiracies Surround Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout.

International Press Institute- Media Freedom in Europe in the shadow of COVID-19.

INTERPOL – Terrorist groups using COVID-19 to reinforce power and influence.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.

Lewandowsky, S. et al. (2021). The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook.

Unesco – Disinfodemic: Deciphering COVID-19 disinformation.

Unesco Journalism. ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training.

Wansink, B., & Timmer, J. (2020). COVID-19 Narratives that Polarise. Radicalisation Awareness Network.

World Data Forum (2020). Who is being left behind in COVID-19 data?


Civil Society Forum –  Mythbusters: Debunking the most common EU myths in EaP countries through gaming.

COVID-19 Infodemie in Europa: Eine visuelle Analyse der Desinformation.

Cross-publisher COVID-19 rapid review initiative.

European Commission. Fighting disinformation.

European Commission. How to respond to 6 Coronavirus myths you’ve definitely read online.

European Commission.  Identifying conspiracy theories.

European Parliament. Coronavirus: a timeline of EU action.

EU DisInfo LAB.

First Draft – Covering coronavirus: An online course for journalists. 

Harvard Kennedy School. Misinformation Review.

International Press Institute. Tracker on Press Freedom Violations Linked to COVID-19 Coverage.

John Hopkins Medicine. Coronavirus Disease 2019: Myth vs. Fact.

New York Times. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker.

WHO. How to report misinformation online.

WHO. Mythbuster.


EUNOMIA – User-oriented, secure, trustful & decentralised social media. H2020 Grant Agreement No. 825171.

CO-INFORM – Context Matters, Your Sources Too. H2020 Grant Agreement No 770302.

PROVENANCE – Intermediary-free solution for digital content verification. H2020 Grant Agreement No 825227.

HERoS – Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems. H2020 Grant Agreement No 101003606.

SocialTruth – Open Distributed Digital Content Verification for Hyper-connected Sociality. H2020 Grant Agreement No 825477.

WeVerify – Wider and enhanced verification for you. H2020 Grant Agreement No 825297.


CHI’21, May 8-13 (virtual). W10: Opinions, Intentions, Freedom of Expression, …, and Other Human Aspects of Misinformation Online, 7 May JST 2200 – 8 May JST 0200 / 7 May EDT 0900-1300 / 7 May CEST 1500-1900, Organizers: Lara Schibelsky Codoy Piccolo, The Open University UK; Diotima Bertel, SYNYO GmbH; Tracie Farrell, The Open University UK; Pinelopi Troullinou, Trilateral Research. See here and here

VAXVOX Science Talks. Myths and facts about vaccination (13 November 2020). Rewatch the event here

Funding Opportunities

UK Collaborative on Development Research.

Innovations for Poverty Action – RECOVR Funding Opportunities.

The Global Health Network – COVID-19 Funding Dashboards.