How Does Coronavirus Coverage Volume Stack Up Against Ebola And Zika?

The timeline below shows the percentage of airtime by week since 2009 on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News using data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive via the Television Explorer that mentioned "coronavirus" or "covid" or "virus" for Coronavirus or "Ebola" or "Zika." The 2015-2016 Zika outbreak can be seen as two tiny bumps, while the current global Coronavirus pandemic can be seen to have attracted less attention to date than the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

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