At Its Media Peak Ebola Got More Television News Coverage Than Covid-19 Did

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The timeline below shows the number of mentions of Covid-19 versus Ebola versus Zika versus the opioid epidemic on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News by week over the past decade using data from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive processed by the GDELT Project.

It is notable that during the week of Oct. 12, 2014, Ebola received more coverage than Covid-19 has in any given week over its six-month spread across the world.

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GDELT Project