One of the largest TrendSignal movers this month was the coronavirus, a deadly and closely monitored virus spreading in the Middle East. The virus tracked up +25 points with a topline TrendSignal of 76 for the May reporting period.
To give you some idea of just how large +25 points translates into media attention, the coronavirus moved past 69 other conditions and diseases in the last 30 days, and grew media TrendSignal 130% year-over-year.
Here’s hoping for a downward-trending media signal in the coming months as the CDC, WHO, and other global health organizations successfully contain the virus and treat its symptoms.
View complete media metrics in the June 2013 Condition or Disease trend report.