The New York Times has been accused of spreading false information about the United Kingdom’s coronavirus vaccine guidelines, after publishing a reportedly misleading article and post on social media.
In an article entitled “Britain Opens Door to Mix-and-Match Vaccinations, Worrying Experts”, New York Times writer Katherine J Wu claimed that the UK “has quietly updated its vaccination playbook to allow for a mix-and-match vaccine regimen”.
The editor of the British Medical Journal, Fiona Godlee, denied this claim and urged the left-wing American paper to promptly issue a “highly visible correction”, according to the BBC.
Ms Godlee went on to characterise the New York Times report as “seriously misleading and requires urgent correction” and that there is currently no recommendation from the government to “mix and match” different coronavirus vaccines.
Contradicting the NYT’s claims, the head of immunisations for Public Health England, Dr Mary Ramsay, said: “We do not recommend mixing the