Coronavirus: how media coverage of epidemics often stokes fear and panic

Author: Karin Wahl-JorgensenProfessor and Director of Research Development and Environment, School of Journalism, Cardiff University katherinekycheng via Shutterstock Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University New contagious diseases are scary. They frighten us because they are unknown and unpredictable. The ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus has received extensive media attention, coverage that can tell us a lot […] »

Rabies-Infected Bat who Killed Sebring Woman still Flying

Sebring, FL (WTFF) — A woman died after she was bitten by a rabid bat which has not yet been turned in. The Highlands County Florida Department of Health confirmed the death, but could not offer any additional details due to HIPAA laws. Unconfirmed sources state that she was middle-aged. The woman did not seek medical […] »