US Interest in Coronavirus Falls

U.S. news consumption on the virus decreases.

Indifference, mistrust in the news, and an overload of information may all contribute to a waning interest in the pandemic amongst Americans. Pew Research Center reports in June that 40% of Americans believe the pandemic has been exaggerated. Research spanning March–June shows a decrease in U.S. adults reporting that they’re closely following COVID-19 news, from 51% and 57% in March–April, to 39% by June.