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Jon Sopel, BBC North America Editor

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Joined Twitter 4/6/10


I should have looked at clock. This was handover time for affiliates. My bad @SimonMarksFSN @AlanFisher @lrozen Fair point...200,000 coronavirus deaths would be roughly four times the American death toll during the entire Vietnam War. Trump… https://t.co/4fsqor5gyz
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3/30
2020
At 10 @reetacbbc: @davidshukmanbbc+restrictions @ChrisMasonBBC+strategy @BBCMarkEaston+PPE @jeanmackenzie+Italy… https://t.co/CydNKCQhVe
Retweeted by Jon SopelWowzers. And - mercifully - a story nothing to do with #coronavirus. Presumably though #HarryandMeghan won’t be goi… https://t.co/4wPnQ5jxtMHard to overstate this: the voice of the Democratic Party at this critical juncture in the US is not ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ -… https://t.co/kGbL4bE6dv @Shelly_RM @UniSotonAlumni You’re very kind! @AndreGo26913605 No.... @ADZMBV2_0 No. No. NoTo those who were concerned about me and offered emergency Red Cross airlifts. Or trades of toilet rolls for… https://t.co/8Ee1xammDZSpot on... https://t.co/RXs0SvCEqvBad news: Confirmed U.S. coronavirus-related deaths double in two days, hitting 2,000. The death rate has risen as… https://t.co/9SWEuSRYF1
Retweeted by Jon SopelThe battle to keep Americans from understanding what went on January to March is going to be one of the biggest pro… https://t.co/BAAdFaXtBv
Retweeted by Jon SopelImportant - president pulls back from threat to quarantine tristate area - which many had questioned both the legal… https://t.co/yireKNOzHa
3/29
2020
@jhbell2614 @Nigella_Lawson What’s the rate of e change? Hoey many loo rolls for a pot of marmite?Tell me this is a parody account..... https://t.co/myMzdEp0yV @cbirrell2 @Nigella_Lawson Mrs B. Perleeze. you must be joking....i am sorry we have to fall out like this, but veg… https://t.co/ILO58jtRIJThis is a great listen. Italian virologist was terrific. And as for @Nigella_Lawson - what was her MUST have food i… https://t.co/9NztCYJoMt @AquinasPols2 @AquinasUK Maybe all the students can do it in a tweet thread to me.....⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ again says considering the #quarantine of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Says a decision… https://t.co/CZzXE4ZCRASENSATIONAL. when this is all over those kids are going to be stars..... https://t.co/4G3CoeI6byLove it. Love it. Love it. Best three minutes I’ve had today..... https://t.co/l6lCHNxjGATalked to a friend teaching English in South Korea where schools reopen tomorrow the virus contained by early mass… https://t.co/T2R0w5U6Ye
Retweeted by Jon SopelMais bien sûr...... https://t.co/J9DjewAQmS @KattyKay_ Happy birthday Felix - and great to see you on TV yesterday at the end of the street 😉
3/28
2020
@Ron_Christie It’s airport/intercontinetal travel rules. Drinking at any time of day perfectly permissibleContingency planning: if the Prime Minister is too unwell to take decisions, the Foreign Secretary will stand in. I… https://t.co/YVPEA0lStN
Retweeted by Jon Sopel @karl_trotsky Far From the Madding People 6ft ApartOver the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating… https://t.co/cMWNOocrLd
Retweeted by Jon SopelThe Prime Minister has tested positive for Corona virus. He has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Stre… https://t.co/Yhgv1QzyZr
Retweeted by Jon SopelPowerful ⁦@nytimes⁩ front page, with clever use of that jobless chart #coronavirus https://t.co/yG1qdTP2CS
3/27
2020
The US now has more cases of #coronavirus than any other country - overtaking China and Italy, according to Johns Hopkins University figuresI hope it gets shown on US TV tonight - but I suspect it would be bewildering - they would understand applauding th… https://t.co/Qd80gpqlr1love this.... https://t.co/kzbnovebMNHave annotated this chart just to hammer home how extraordinary this is. https://t.co/88GlUMZgd9 https://t.co/McbNe1o41d
Retweeted by Jon SopelI'm sorry, surely we don't shut down an interview because we don't like the way a politician is answering. It's the… https://t.co/JYazBca7BPSome 3,000 people died on 9/11. Don’t recall this logic being used. https://t.co/SwmCHVjnp4
Retweeted by Jon SopelThis is fabulous. This is what Twitter is for. Mary Beard in one corner; Douglas Carsell in the other. I know where… https://t.co/d4QYPuEvZpLol.... https://t.co/wsLZJhNbQ1I have never seen a graph like this. This is weekly US jobs data going back 50 years. The rise today is less a spi… https://t.co/bsILW08dkNWow. US jobless total spikes to 3.3 million people. Biggest rise in history. #coronavirusSurreal that after Republicans went ballistic for days that any hold up in the bill was tantamount to abandoning Am… https://t.co/1g1NsPw4vw
Retweeted by Jon Sopel#WashingtonDC now joins many other cities and states in the US, with this emergency message to everyone’s mobile ph… https://t.co/alJ0rqtDFt
3/26
2020
Things I never thought I would hear from @realDonaldTrump at the Briefing Room podium - lauding the Kennedy Center… https://t.co/AA942ak7uz“Six cases of gin, 200 cans of fever tree tonic, a few packets of rich tea biscuits, three tubes of BBQ Pringles, a… https://t.co/6qgEeYVJll
Retweeted by Jon SopelSelf congratulation, a feature of the daily coronavirus news conferences at the White House, is especially pronounc… https://t.co/lPl5l8uycO
Retweeted by Jon Sopel @m_theoryatx Because America is a vast country, and for the their jobs, to see family members people have to fly. T… https://t.co/IXmipkUAIq @chrisrowe22 Sure...but not for much longer I’d guess...Social distancing in numbers: At US airports yesterday 279,000 people were checked through security On March 1 (an… https://t.co/gMtbFAFE0SThis isn’t true; and there are few things more dangerous than a president or top official saying something like thi… https://t.co/YbRatznSyb
Retweeted by Jon SopelFabulous piece on ‘Pyongyang-on-the-Potomac’ https://t.co/jZWripSfnYTrump versus the Scientists: An uneasy tug-of-war between the president and the public health community. https://t.co/iWDnp4SXx3
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3/25
2020
Interesting... https://t.co/aoOyBWk7MCJapan 2020 is off . Now @BBCSport really do have to replay London 2012. Sort the rights and get on with it.
Retweeted by Jon Sopel @giddierone @maitlis Ha! He’s having a very good war....Not an obvious choice of article to publicise #coronavirus https://t.co/e4Z351GDfNAn Italian priest who gave his own respirator to a younger patient has died. RIP. 🙏 https://t.co/dLKU6iuGI6
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3/24
2020
"No American is alone as long as we're united," Trump says, delivering some of his most empathetic remarks so far.
Retweeted by Jon SopelThe Royal Free hospital in Hampstead is appealing for nearby parking spaces for the doctors and nurses as it’s gett… https://t.co/37sLztfXOC
Retweeted by Jon Sopel @pr_uxc @realDonaldTrump Absurd. I’m saying this is time of national crisis. Not a time for political point scoring… https://t.co/Zi4JtFpnUYLet he who is without sin etc., but @realDonaldTrump turned up at #CDC wearing a #KeepAmericaGreat cap. Gave impres… https://t.co/WZJ1KATbqr
3/22
2020
@rachelkennedy84 @maitlis Like so much of my journalism, the build up to the story was better than the denouement.… https://t.co/ntF3J1AOfe @maitlis A historic first: first time Maitlis has asked me to speak.. So having snapped on the latex, goggles and m… https://t.co/cypWuvwd6401/21: The US sees first case of Covid-19 in Washington state. 03/21: 19,000+ cases in the country. 250+ deaths. A… https://t.co/VyhMu877Zb
Retweeted by Jon SopelLONDON: This is of crucial importance: ➡️ Do not leave your home unless you have a very good reason. ➡️ Do not go… https://t.co/EbGMqMxrVZ
Retweeted by Jon Sopel @maitlis Flew from Sydney to Hawaii. Seeing my Brit passport, customs officer says I have to be checked by Center f… https://t.co/OX0onW9Ijt @maitlis Haha. If I’d arrived a day later I wouldn’t have been able to. Now Introducing mandatory 14 day quarantine. Just arrived back in DC @maitlis This is why #Americast needs to come back. Oh the fun We could have had...Devastating figures from Italy today. 793 dead in just the last 24 hours. Sobering thought: UK today saw total… https://t.co/fjqc77rMwn
Retweeted by Jon SopelWTF. No, optics of that are perfect. Really..... https://t.co/lHA0DVVmA3Attention all engineers! The Government has now published specifications for manufacture of ventilators. Please sha… https://t.co/EA6JFDkf8J
Retweeted by Jon SopelSorry Usain, Wolf is just not that impressed... https://t.co/lLw2w8TA5s#StayAtHomeChallenge https://t.co/OU8XuFIFZi
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3/21
2020
Well obviously...... Add guns and ammo to hand sanitizer and toilet rolls #coronavirus https://t.co/7CftHSYR4g @ruskin147 @andrewpeach @BBCBerkshire Man, that kit is at least twenty years old - the mic more ancient than that.… https://t.co/BT64omgsflDo you think she sang happy birthday twice? https://t.co/gAlo8Y70CdAn ode to normal times. Only just caught this. This has made my spirits soar and eyes go all watery #coronavirus https://t.co/dL7FRKPl8pTreat yourself to this breathtaking Beethoven 'Ode to Joy' flashmob. Hang in there 🔊 https://t.co/qcDKrREOqv
Retweeted by Jon Sopel @Cotic Totally agree...let’s see more of itThis is something... https://t.co/enTzvo2yIC
3/20
2020
😯 https://t.co/fUFEPRV2KyA big shout out to @Qantas staff at Sydney Airport dealing with a lot of v stressed passengers trying to return to… https://t.co/0Ff2NScrUM“Closed” - The Economist https://t.co/kzetZmY6Af
Retweeted by Jon Sopel @DavidDadd2 👏👏👏👏 But one mark deducted for the ‘h’ in Jon.....But we’ll be back - bigger and stronger....maybe https://t.co/4ubt5IfA5a
3/19
2020
BBC sets out plan to inform, educate and entertain during unprecedented times - Media Centre https://t.co/79covsfF9YExcellent ⁦⁦⁦@nytimes⁩ report on ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ ‘evolving’ narrative on #coronavirus https://t.co/n48ZVgTQQtI’m back to being 14 years old, and the deputy head has come into classroom to tell us that our behaviour towards t… https://t.co/rZ9nQkEZBCSigh..... https://t.co/qUPyQqsyXx
3/18
2020
@adamfleming @maitlis Is that an invitation?V small beer in great scheme of things but sad to say that #Americast with @maitlis and me is now suspended - and… https://t.co/Bbwomak2iehttps://t.co/8d08yfg9E2
Retweeted by Jon SopelUnreal. Completely unreal. One person. Some pigeons. And bells tolling #coronavirus #Venice https://t.co/T19JkmsCgU
3/17
2020
Nowhere is immune #coronavirus #COVIDー19 https://t.co/VvRySs5nL6Setting a good example. #DemDebate https://t.co/39gjHhZS2E
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3/16
2020
President Trump says the coronavirus is “something that we have total control over.” Completely and utterly false… https://t.co/bCEMZddXK1
Retweeted by Jon SopelIf you watch nothing else today......WATCH THIS ⬇️ #COVIDー19 #coronavirus https://t.co/YfbmPoWqKu @_casey__jones_ Yes. Have corrected my advice! @lyn_knott See Ishan’s point. It is absolutely true you have to clear customs at first port of arrival. So may be more problematicI don’t know definitively. But if you are going from Argentina to UK and you are not seeking to clear US customs -… https://t.co/9fBYb16K1s
3/15
2020

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