Skip to comments.New York Times issues massive correction after overstating COVID hospitalizations among children
Posted on 10/08/2021 8:56:35 AM PDT by george76
Paper added over 800,000 to total of kids hospitalized with coronavirus..
The New York Times issued a massive correction Thursday after the liberal newspaper severely misreported the number of COVID hospitalities among children in the United States by more than 800,000.
A report headlined "A New Vaccine Strategy for Children: Just One Dose, for Now," by science and health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli, was peppered with errors before major changes were made to the story. The Times initially reported "nearly 900,000 children have been hospitalized" with COVID since the pandemic began, when the factual data in the now-corrected version is that "more than 63,000 children were hospitalized with Covid-19 from August 2020 to October 2021."
The paper also botched actions taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark and even bungled the timing of a critical FDA meeting.
"An earlier version of this article incorrectly described actions taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark. They have halted 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 authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children
Columnist Phil Kerpen sarcastically said the Times reporter was "meeting her usual standards" with the inaccurate report.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald mocked the paper, too.
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Like don’t they bother to fact check facts before putting them into print?
In fairness 1 and 9 look exactly alike. And started and not started are virtually the same thing.
The old Grey lady died long ago.
If someone was “vax hesitant” about getting their 12-17 year-old kid jabbed before reading the Times article hauled them off to be jabbed upon reading that almost a million kids were hospitalized for Covid and said kid suffered a serious adverse effect, can they sue the Times?
Math is hard. It’s the reporter’s feelings that count.
Other than that, they got it 100% right.
Its about scaring people so much they beg to take the death shot
Theyve been incredibly successful
NYT? When the Lie does not sell, Tell BIGGER LIES!
Beware the vax predators.
Keep your kids safe from predators.
Overstating? Interesting choice of words, to substitute for LYING!
These days? Nope. No reason to when they get away with fake news al, the time. When they do manage to get called out, they just issue a ‘non-pology apology, and move on to the next outrageous lie. Journalism hardly exists at all these days
It’s not that math is hard. Research is hard. Actual research of statistics and making sense of those numbers takes time, and these articles are written to fan flames on a specific schedule. They can’t waste time looking at statistics from multiple sources, corroborating numbers, or providing citations. That’s for journalism students, not actual journalists!
True - I was being kinda snarky.
Their version of hospitalized is the parent took them to the ER for wheezing so they were treated and sent home after a few hours of observation.
The rules are
1. you can sue anybody for anything
2. your odds of winning depend on your social status being agreeable to the judge
Have you EVER seen the New York Times make a 'mistake' that benefited the conservative argument?
NEVER. ALL THEIR 'MISTAKES' BENEFIT THE LIBERAL NARRATIVE.
LIKE A GROCERY STORE WHERE ALL PRICE 'MISTAKES' BENEFIT THE STORE. (also known as theft)
The Slimes should be required to put a dollar in the Lied jar each time it has lied. It would go out of business.
The old grey lady had multiple comorbidities.
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