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How Did Television News Cover Operation Warp Speed?


How has Operation Warp Speed been covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of it across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since the start of the pandemic. Fox News has mentioned it the most at 1,930 times, followed by CNN with 1,491 mentions and MSNBC with 1,036 mentions. The majority of coverage followed the first vaccine efficacy results in November 2020, with Fox News mentioning it the most before CNN and MSNBC caught up as vaccinations rolled out to the public. Mentions abruptly decline in early January and all but disappear from CNN and MSNBC within a week of President Biden's inauguration, while Fox News has continued to mention it through present.

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The timeline below zooms into the period January 1, 2021 through present, showing that through most of this year only Fox News has mentioned Operation Warp Speed much. Since the start of this year, Fox News has mentioned it 559 times, more than CNN (192 times) and MSNBC (136 times) combined.

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