The New York Times was forced to correct an article about COVID-19 vaccinations for children after it grossly overreported the number of kids who have been hospitalized with the virus.
In the Wednesday article “A New Vaccine Strategy for Children: Just One Dose, for Now,” one of the outlet’s science and global health reporters originally claimed that “nearly 900,000 children have been hospitalized with Covid-19 since the pandemic began, and about 520 have died.”
The article was amplified by dozens of blue checkmarks on Twitter and even promoted by the author.
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