Coverage Of Covid-19 Is Ramping Back Up On Television News

Is coverage of Covid-19 ramping back up? The timeline below shows total mentions of Covid-19 across BBC News London, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since the start of last year, showing that since the middle of last year Fox News' coverage has remained roughly similar, while CNN and MSNBC have decreased their daily mentions over time. All three channels hit a low point in their coverage in mid-April 2021 as vaccination efforts in the US were full-swing and mentions declined again at the end of June. All three channels, however, have begun increasing their coverage of the pandemic since the start of this month as vaccination efforts have slowed and the Delta variant has accelerated its spread across the world.

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