Some of my observations have compelled me to make this post. The bottom line is that the American media is failing us on COVID-19 coverage because it can’t get past partisanship.
The right-wing media is trying to tell you that it’s all been blown out of proportion and there is nothing to worry. The left-wing media is fixated on how severely Trump has failed/is failing at his handling of this pandemic. Neither is helpful.
The solution is to arm yourself with as much information as you can and form your own opinions.
I created a bookmark folder called COVID-19 and stuck these links in it. Now I just right-click -> open all in new tabs and read all of the sources.
These are some of the better links.
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html… (Johns Hopkins Multi-Source map)
https://www.who.int/…/novel-coronavirus-…/situation-reports/ (W.H.O SITREPs)
National Mainstream Media:
These are biased, but if you remember that when consuming their news you should be okay. Don’t just read the sources with views that politically align with yours. It’s important to know how others are thinking about this to better understand their behavior and prepare yourself.
Be sure to bookmark your state’s web site as well as local government and local channels news.