Most cable TV speakers on COVID-19 content are not physicians

Physicians comprised about one-fifth of unique speakers and provided less than one-third of speaking time on COVID-19 content during 5 weeks of primetime programming on cable television this past spring, data showed.Of the speakers who were physicians, most were men, according to researchers.“Given the news media’s longstanding role in shaping public consciousness, we sought to investigate whose voices are being broadcast,” Alangoya Tezel, BA, an MD candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues wrote.The researchers analyzed primetime programming onRead More

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