There has been a notable decline over the past several weeks in the wall-to-wall news coverage focused on the health risks of coronavirus.
The volume of daily articles focused on the virus has fallen about 25 percent since mid-March, based on data compiled by Bloomberg.
Ominously, we are seeing a surge in coverage about the economic fallout.
My chart today illustrates the phenomenon by charting the volume of daily news articles about the virus against stories focused on “food insecurity.”
Note: The data is based on news articles and social media posts from more than 175,000 sources carried on the Bloomberg professional terminal.