How Much Attention Has Covid-19 Vaccination Received On Television News?

How are Covid-19 vaccines being covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of vaccination across BBC News London, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since the start of last year. Coverage surged in November 2020 when the first efficacy data was reported. Initially all four channels devoted roughly similar amounts of coverage to vaccines, but US channels quickly pivoted away, while BBC News maintained a much greater focus on them. All four channels began decreasing their coverage of vaccines towards the end of last month, before sharply pivoting back over the course of this month as the delta variant has spread across the world and there is an increasing urgency to worldwide vaccination efforts.

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