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Pandemic Precautions: The TV News You Watch Might Matter (U.S. News & World Report)

U.S. News & World Report featured research by doctoral students Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu of the USC Leonard Davis School on how viewers of Fox News were less likely to take preventive measures against COVID-19 compared to CNN viewers. “In a highly partisan environment, false information can be easily disseminated,” they said.

Fox News viewers are less likely to follow coronavirus safety measures than people who watch CNN, study finds (Insider)

Insider featured research by doctoral students Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu of the USC Leonard Davis School on how viewers of Fox News were less likely to take preventative measures against COVID-19 compared to CNN viewers. “It’s not about what media they watch, it’s about what media they trust,” Zhao said.

Five Tensions in Family Caregiving (LA Weekly)

LA Weekly featured a column written by Instructional Associate Professor of Gerontology George Shannon, about recent challenges faced by family caregivers, and the support required to overcome them.

Steer clear of Ageist discourse about Trump and Biden (Washington Post)

The Washington Post featured an opinion piece written by alumna Lauren Luchi, MSG, on how we should challenge ageist biases and understand the multigenerational reality that exists in the United States in the midst of the presidential elections.

Fox News viewers use fewer Covid-19 safety precautions than CNN viewers, study finds (CNN)

CNN featured a study by PhD in Gerontology students Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu that found viewers who trust Fox News coverage more than CNN’s are slightly less likely to take preventative measures against the novel coronavirus and a little more likely to put themselves at risk. “Health messaging, despite being one of the few […]

COVID-19: TCTMD’s Daily Dispatch for October 9 (tctMD)

tctMD included in its COVID-19 news roundup a new study from PhD students Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu on how trusting right- or left-leaning TV news outlets are strongly correlated with either risky or preventive behaviors regarding the pandemic.

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