NY TIMES corrects pediatric hospitalization claim: which was exaggerated by 1400%

How could the New York Times overestimate pediatric hospitalizations by such a huge amount? Don’t they have editors? Or was this from a CDC press release that deliberately inflated the problem of Covid and children the same week Pfizer asked the FDA to authorize its Covid vaccine for those aged five through 11?

CDC keeps trying to amp up its claims that COVID causes a lot of pediatric morbidity, when the data suggest otherwise…

The New York Times

Corrections: Oct. 8, 2021

Corrections that appeared in print on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.


An article on Thursday about recommended single doses of the coronavirus vaccine for children in some countries  described incorrectly the actions taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark. They have halted use of the Moderna vaccine in children; they have not begun offering single doses. The article also misstated the number of Covid hospitalizations in U.S. children. It is more than 63,000 from August 2020 to October 2021, not 900,000 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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