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Press Conferences on COVID-19: Donald Trump vs. Jacinda Ardern

This video compares press conferences held by Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the President of the United States Donald Trump on the novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). Using epistemic network analysis (ENA), a technique for analyzing discourse over time, this video highlights patterns in the ways each national leader discusses the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis shown is based on a quantitative ethnography of world leaders’ speeches that was conducted as part of the QE COVID Data Challenge.