Television News Covid-19 Mentions Not Rising

While public health officials warn of the potential for a Thanksgiving superspreader event, the percentage of daily airtime on television news mentioning the pandemic has remained stable on MSNBC, decreased on CNN and increased slightly on Fox News. Overall, levels on CNN and MSNBC are far less than they were earlier in the year, suggesting that even the media is becoming fatigued with the pandemic. Most noticeably, coverage never recovered after the George Floyd protests.

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