Information and political aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States

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Information and political aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States
// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2020. No 2(59). P. 120-132

DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2020-2-120-132

Pavel Koshkin is a Senior Research Fellow, Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Abstract. The COVID-19 pandemic became the main catalyst of the so-called infodemic in the sphere of public information and communications. The article is an attempt to systematize and conceptualize informational and political aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. First, the author explains how the Trump administration responded to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States both domestically and internationally and how it presented its anti-coronavirus policy to the public. Second, the article analyzes the role of journalists, experts and politicians in instigating or curbing the COVID-19-driven ― infodemic‖ in the United States as coronavirus paved the way for global spread.

Keywords: coronavirus, media, infodemic, fake news, U.S.-Russia relations, U.S.-China relations, foreign policy


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For citation:
Koshkin P. Information and political aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States. Pathways to Peace and Security, 2020, No 2(59), pp. 120-132. https://doi.org/10.20542/2307-1494-2020-2-120-132



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