Social Distancing Mentions Fade On Television News Post-Election

The timeline below shows the percentage of daily airtime mentioning social distancing across BBC News London, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since the start of this year using a 7-day rolling average. The raw unsmoothed graph shows that mentions began dropping on November 1 as coverage shifted to the impending election and never returned. While mentions still account for 0.2-0.5% of daily airtime they are far less than pre-election levels.

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