The New York Times now admits making a tiny math error after saying that 900,000 U.S. kids were in hospitals with COVID when the real number is a far lower 63,000.
Once again, we see that the fake news media lies to push its left-wing, anti-American agenda.
Naturally, 63,000 kids with the coronavirus is bad enough, but at 900,000 the Times felt the need to explode that number beyond all sense of reality.
The Times issued its so-called apology on Friday.
Per the Daily Mail:
The mistake was made by the Times’ health and science reporter Apoorva Mandavilli, who took to Twitter back in May to claim the theory that coronavirus was leaked from a Wuhan lab has ‘racist roots’.
‘The article misstated the number of Covid hospitalizations in US children. It is more than 63,000 from August 2020 to October 2021, not 900,000 since the beginning of the pandemic,’ the correction read.Advertisement - story continues below
But this wasn’t the only error in the article, titled A New Vaccine Strategy For children: Just One Dose, For Now. The piece also ‘described incorrectly the actions taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark’.
‘In addition, the article misstated the timing of an FDA meeting on authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children. It is later this month, not next week,’ the liberal paper added.
This was no simple mistake, granted. This was a straight out lie pushed with the expectations that neither the Times nor anyone else in the leftist media would call Mandavilli on the carpet for her lies.
And the proof of this is the fact that Mandavilli was not immediately fired. In fact, she is still an employee today!
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