Slide 2 - Within January 2020, the first full month in which the outbreak was known, Time recorded 41,000 English-language articles containing the term "coronavirus", of which 19,000 made it to headlines.
This was compared with the Kivu Ebola epidemic, which had 1,800 articles and 700 headlines in August 2018.
Paul Levinson, a researcher in communications and media studies, attributed this wide disparity to backlash from perceived overcoverage of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, coupled with concerns regarding Chinese censorship of the coverage.
Media Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Slide 13 - Resistance/susceptibility based on ethnicity
- Slide 14 - RAISE OF XENOPHOBIA BECAUSE OF COVID-19
- Slide 15 – Finally, PREVENTION
- Slide 16 – the last but not least - VACCINE MISSINFORMATION
Slide 6 - Early in the pandemic, a conspiracy theory emerged that the virus had been bio-engineered by China at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
One early source of this theory was former Israeli secret service officer Dany Shoham, who gave an interview to The Washington Times regarding the lab.
Later, US politicians began propagating the idea, including Senator Tom Cotton, President Donald Trump, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.