The New York Times may just be like Biden, fond of making trouble. But at least they admitted their mistake unlike Biden – he’s even proud of it.
Recently, New York Times has been called out for giving inaccurate information about the COVID-19 reports claiming that 900,000 children had been hospitalized for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. That is too bad to be true!
The full correction reads:
An earlier version of this article incorrectly described actions taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark. They have halted the use of the Moderna vaccine in children; they have not begun offering single doses. The article also misstated the number of Covid hospitalizations in U.S. children. It is more than 63,000 from August 2020 to October 2021, not 900,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, the article misstated the timing of an F.D.A. meeting on the authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children. It is later this month, not next week.
The article addresses that other countries are slowing down on vaccinating children 12-17, either stopping it altogether or just giving one dose. The whole piece is about how other countries are weighing the risks and then in the US we’re like nah, let’s just do it. pic.twitter.com/LqNsfMtjif
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) October 8, 2021
This is not the first time NY Times has been in trouble for inaccuracy…
It was in August last year when Apoorva Mandavilli had numerous editors added to her article.
“An earlier version of this article, using the information provided by a laboratory spokesman, misstated the number of positive coronavirus tests in July processed by Wadsworth Center, New York’s state lab. It was 872 tests, not 794. Based on that error, the article also misstated the number of tests that would no longer qualify as positive with a C.T. value of 35 cycles. It is about 43 percent of the tests, not about half of them. Similarly, the article misstated the number of tests that would no longer qualify as positive if cycles were limited to 30. It is about 63 percent of the tests, not about 70 percent.”
Nobody is perfect but at least giving accurate information should be the top priority. Well, that’s pretty challenging as this is Biden’s America. Everything is compromised on his terms.