Despite the Coronavirus' continued spread, media coverage is mentioning the specter of death less and less in that coverage. Similar to Ebola, initial coverage fixated on mortality, while as coverage grows, there is less and less emphasis on death.
Below is the timeline of mentions of Coronavirus vs death on CNN/MSNBC/Fox News since the start of this year:
And the same for global online coverage:
Death as a percentage of online Coronavirus coverage:
The percentage of mentions of the virus characterizing it as an "outbreak" have also steadily trended downwards:
While the percentage of coverage describing it as a "pandemic" spiked at the end of last month and has decreased again: