Coronavirus

Back to School: The Search for Consensus on When and How to Reopen

Perhaps one of the biggest points of contention in recent weeks has been the debate over whether and how schools should reopen this coming fall. On the surface, political quibbling has made the...
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Coronavirus

Did Lockdowns Work? Where the Left and Right Agree and Disagree

As much as Covid-19 has been a health pandemic, it has also been a pandemic of disagreement, particularly when it comes to lockdowns, in terms of both their effectiveness at stopping the spread of...
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Coronavirus

When It Comes to Getting Credible Coronavirus News, Political Bias Matters

Fox News and CNN are commonly framed as opposing forces in the battle for truth, representing opposed Republican and Democratic sides. However, our recent investigation of Covid-19 news articles...
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Coronavirus

The Top-Rated Media Outlets on COVID-19

In the first 72 days of 2020 (up through March 12, the day of our first such review), roughly 11,000 articles were published about COVID-19 in the entire U.S. media ecosystem. By the end of March...
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Coronavirus

Did the Media Miss the Mark on Masks?

As the number of COVID-19 cases soars over 38,000 in New York City, the rate of infection stands in stark contrast to several other large cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong which have thus far...
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Coronavirus

The Most Credible Journalists on COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. passed an inflection point in the last 2 weeks. The number of articles published about the global pandemic went from hundreds a day to a weekday average of...
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Coronavirus

Beyond the Headlines: The Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Amid the ongoing crisis, The Factual is producing regular updates on key issues related to coronavirus, including on government actions, economic impact, healthcare preparedness, international...
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Beyond the Headlines: How Will COVID-19 Impact the Economy in the Short and Long Term?

There are 600+ articles published every day on COVID-19, so it's easy to be overwhelmed. Many of us are just scanning headlines to stay atop the news, and this doesn’t always translate into a...
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10 min read
Coronavirus - Jun 22, 2020

Did Lockdowns Work? Where the Left and Right Agree and Disagree

As much as Covid-19 has been a health pandemic, it has also been a pandemic of disagreement, particularly when it comes to lockdowns, in terms of both their effectiveness at stopping the spread of the virus and their relative...
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5 min read
Coronavirus - May 18, 2020

When It Comes to Getting Credible Coronavirus News, Political Bias Matters

Fox News and CNN are commonly framed as opposing forces in the battle for truth, representing opposed Republican and Democratic sides. However, our recent investigation of Covid-19 news articles since January 1 (71,260...
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10 min read
Coronavirus - Apr 9, 2020

The Top-Rated Media Outlets on COVID-19

In the first 72 days of 2020 (up through March 12, the day of our first such review), roughly 11,000 articles were published about COVID-19 in the entire U.S. media ecosystem. By the end of March (19 days later), that number...
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9 min read
Coronavirus - Mar 31, 2020

Did the Media Miss the Mark on Masks?

As the number of COVID-19 cases soars over 38,000 in New York City, the rate of infection stands in stark contrast to several other large cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong which have thus far avoided a dramatic escalation in...
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10 min read
Coronavirus - Mar 24, 2020

The Most Credible Journalists on COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. passed an inflection point in the last 2 weeks. The number of articles published about the global pandemic went from hundreds a day to a weekday average of roughly 1,400 articles. Spending...
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4 min read
Coronavirus - Mar 19, 2020

Beyond the Headlines: The Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Amid the ongoing crisis, The Factual is producing regular updates on key issues related to coronavirus, including on government actions, economic impact, healthcare preparedness, international response, and cultural...
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4 min read
Coronavirus - Mar 18, 2020

Beyond the Headlines: How Will COVID-19 Impact the Economy in the Short and Long Term?

There are 600+ articles published every day on COVID-19, so it's easy to be overwhelmed. Many of us are just scanning headlines to stay atop the news, and this doesn’t always translate into a representative picture of all the...
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