The Associated Press told its editors to no longer run stories solely on Covid case counts.
Anything to help Joe Biden and the Democrats going into the midterm elections.
The Democrats used high “case counts” from faulty tests to bludgeon Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
However, now that Covid cases are at record-breaking levels under Joe Biden, the AP is changing how they report stories.
“The number of case counts soared over the holidays, an expected development given the emergence of a variant more transmissible than its predecessors.” the AP said about the Omicron variant.
The AP argued the case counts were incorrect because many people self-test or are infected without even knowing it so for that reason they will no longer emphasize the case count.
“For that reason, The Associated Press has recently told its editors and reporters to avoid emphasizing case counts in stories about the disease. That means, for example, no more stories focused solely on a particular country or state setting a one-day record for number of cases, because that claim has become unreliable.” they said.
The AP is also now admitting there is a difference between being hospitalized because of Covid and being hospitalized with Covid.
“Hospitalization and death rates are considered by some to be a more reliable picture of COVID-19′s current impact on society. Yet even the usefulness of those numbers has been called into question in recent days. In many cases, hospitalizations are incidental: there are people being admitted for other reasons and are surprised to find they test positive for COVID, said Tanya Lewis, senior editor for health and medicine at Scientific American.” – AP said.
"The AP has recently told its editors and reporters to avoid emphasizing case counts in stories about the disease. That means, for example, no more stories focused solely on a particular country or state setting a one-day record for number of cases"https://t.co/cFCc59K8Gi
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) January 12, 2022