New York Times issues correction after wrongly reporting 4,000 children
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Fri May 20 10:14:22 2022
By Brian Flood
Published May 20, 2022
The New York Times issued a correction Thursday after falsely reporting the number of children who have died from a COVID-related condition in a piece about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending a third dose of the vaccine to kids.
The piece by Times health and science reporter Apoorva Mandavilli
initially declared that nearly 4,000 children ages 5-11 died, but in
reality that number was diagnosed with a coronavirus-related syndrome.
The Gray Lady eventually issued a correction noting the children were diagnosed, not deceased.
Last year, the Times issued a massive correction after severely
misreporting the number of COVID hospitalities among children in the
United States by more than 800,000.
Times initially reported "nearly 900,000 children have been
hospitalized" with COVID since the pandemic began, when the factual
data in eventually-corrected version was that "more than 63,000
children were hospitalized with Covid-19 from August 2020 to October