News Avoidance at a Time of Flu/Covid Mass Deception

According to two studies reported by Digital Journalism, news avoidance about all things flu/covid benefits emotional well-being.

Uncertainty reduction theory indicates that in times of crisis — real or invented — news consumption increases to follow ongoing events.

According to media dependency theory, most people rely on it over family, friends and other interpersonal relationships for information about what’s going on.

Because MSM dominate print and electronic options, including online, their audiences are larger than alternative sources of news and views.

Yet numbers seeking information suppressed in the mainstream grew as more people got online access.

Results of studies on uncertainty reduction and media dependency theories confirm that emotional well-being is affected by following reports of crisis conditions.

In early 2020 after seasonal flu was renamed covid, news consumption increased, based on study results.

They also showed that people seek more sources.

By mid-to-late spring last year, news avoidance increased, especially among young adults.

Many lost trust in MSM. Those tuning out more reported being emotionally healthier than others relying more heavily on media reports.

One study covered the April – June 2020 period, its results reflecting that short timespan alone.

A second study focused only on the Netherlands.

Researchers conducting it said views expressed were similar to what was learned about Brits.

Yet findings may or may not apply more broadly.

Americans are assaulted with a daily blitzkrieg of MSM fake news on all major issues — especially on all things flu/covid.

At the same time, they’re heavily connected online.

According to 2016 Census data, over 80% of US households have Internet access.

Last April, Pew Research reported that only 7% of US adults said they don’t use the online source.

For Americans aged-65 and older, 25% reported never going online.

Use of the source also varies by level of education and household income, the more of each, the greater the reliance of being connected online.

For adults aged 50 – 64, only 4% are offline.

Pew Research data show that 93% of American adults have Internet access.

The percent of US adults saying the use the source rose from 52% in 2000 to where it stands now.

The proportion of US adults who said they have online access at home — as opposed to work or somewhere else — rose from “1% on March 31, 2000 to 77% on February 7, 2021.”

They can access MSM and alternative sources this way.

Numerous options of both exist.

Tens of millions of Americans remain unjabbed.

They likely number half or more of those eligible — in sharp contrast to artificially inflated official numbers.

This suggests large-scale use of truth-telling alternative sources on this most crucial of all issues.

Whether findings of the studies discussed above reflect the mindset of Americans and others in nations not studied is unknown.

Ignorance of disturbing events may contribute to emotional health and well-being.

But it’s not bliss for countless others aware that truth and full-disclosure 

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