New York Times Issues Messy Correction for Error-Riddled Covid Story

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The New York Times issued a wide range of corrections on Thursday to a story about Covid-19, noting, among other things, that it inflated the number of children hospitalized with the virus by nearly 1,500 percent.

The story was published on Wednesday and authored by the paper’s Apoorva Mandavilli, a 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. It originally indicated that Sweden and Denmark would allow children to get one dose of the Moderna vaccine, despite concerns over heart ailments stemming from it. It also suggested that 900,000 children in the United States had been hospitalized due to Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic —
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