What Happened to the NY Times – Former Bastion of Investigative Journalism? (Kathy Dopp)

“The NY Times latest May 16, 2022 Covid article: How Australia Saved Thousands of Lives While Covid Killed a Million Americans is a prime example of misleading and false claims.

The NY Times attributes Australia’s Covid death rate being one-tenth of America’s to:

Australia restricted travel and personal interaction until vaccinations were widely available, then maximized vaccine uptake” … trust, in science and institutions … change their behavior for the common good to combat Covid, by reducing their movements, wearing masks and getting vaccinated. … Australians who all lined up to get tested, who wore masks without question” like Australia did, then “900,000 [US] lives would have been saved … Australia’s case numbers soaring, but with most of the population inoculated, deaths are ticking up more slowly 

Here is a list of *some* facts the NY Times neglected to mention.” (click below to read an excellent summary)

What happened to the NY Times – Former Bastion of Investigative Journalism? | Scientific and Medical Research, Data, & Reports Compiled by K.Dopp, MS Mathematics (kathydopp.info)

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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