Television News Is Mentioning "Shortages" More Than It Has The Past Decade

How much attention is television news paying to growing concern over shortages as the economy begins to reopen? The timeline below shows total monthly mentions of "shortage" and "shortages" over the past decade across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. March 2020 had the most mentions as hospitals struggled with shortages of medical supplies like masks, gowns and ventilators. May 2021 had the second highest number of mentions as gas shortages from the Colonial Pipeline hack were combined with growing shortages of goods and workers.

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