Sunday, November 29, 2020

Student newspaper deletes article on study that found COVID has had little effect on U.S. deaths this year | The College Fix

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"Johns Hopkins University’s independent student newspaper contributed to the public understanding of COVID-19 with an article on a JHU scholar who found no notable change in total U.S. deaths this year.
For four days.
Apparently stung by blowback for highlighting research that violates the established orthodoxy on COVID-19, the News-Letter removed the Nov. 22 article, which included several illuminating graphs, but didn’t say anything about it was factually wrong. (It’s archived.)
“Though making clear the need for further research, the article was being used to support false and dangerous inaccuracies about the impact of the pandemic,” the newspaper tweeted Thursday night.
“We regret that this article may have contributed to the spread of misinformation about COVID-19.”
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It’s far from the first student newspaper to issue a mea culpa for coverage that upset a particular interest group but was not factually disputed...Read all.

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