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NYT Issues Massive Correction on Children’s COVID Hospitalizations

NYT Issues Massive Correction on Children’s COVID Hospitalizations

October 11, 2021

There’s a big difference between 900,000 and 63,000 but, apparently, The New York Times didn’t notice when they published a story about children hospitalized for COVID-19. Actually, only 63,000 were hospitalized from August 2020 to October 2021.

The Times’ October 6, 2021, article was riddled with other errors, too, that they acknowledged the next day. From incorrectly describing how regulators in Sweden and Denmark are handling the pandemic to giving the wrong date for the FDA’s planned meeting to discuss authorizing Pfizer’s vaccine for children, the Times was replete with mistakes.

In a criticism of the sloppy reporting, columnist and policy analyst Phil Kerpen curtly commented, “I see the NYT reporter is meeting her usual standards today.”

Underneath their correction, the NYT noted that the reporter, who focuses on science and global health, was “the 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.”


New York Times October 6 and 7, 2021

Fox News October 9, 2021

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