Published in Virus Weekly, August 25th, 2009
"Mass media coverage of the risks of a pandemic may lead to higher levels of fear. An ecological study looked at data from 23 member states of the European Union and controlled for population size, level of education, age distribution and income and wealth. When the findings for Cyprus were excluded each additional hour of average TV viewing was associated with a 15.6% increase in the proportion of people worrying about the virus. TV viewing explained 52% of the variance. Fear...
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