Media trust and infection mitigating behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA

  title={Media trust and infection mitigating behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA},
  author={Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu and Eileen M. Crimmins and Jennifer A. Ailshire},
  journal={BMJ Global Health},
Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis. It is becoming increasingly clear that people’s behavioural responses in the USA during this fast-changing pandemic are associated with their preferred media sources. The polarisation of US media has been reflected in politically motivated messaging around the coronavirus by some media outlets, such as Fox News. This resulted in different messaging around the risks of infection and behavioural changes necessary to… 
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