Charting The Trajectories Of 'Social Distancing' Vs Quarantine Vs Washing Vs Ventilators

The timeline below plots the television news trajectories of several Covid-19 topics. Mentions of washing one's hands and avoiding touching one's face has remained relatively stable since the start of the year, though it began rising slightly at the end of February. Quarantines first took off in mentions on Jan. 23rd, really taking off around March 5. "Social distancing" begins appearing around Feb. 26 but begins really accelerating on March 6. Ventilators begin taking off around Feb. 29, but take off vertically on March 12.

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