Excerpt from The Federalist:
In an incredible redux of when they hyped the Christian Drosten fake paper which claimed children were highly infectious – when his math actually showed the opposite – the New York Times and Chicago Tribune pushed screaming headlines that a new Korean government report proves children age 10 to 19 are highly infectious. The Korean government report, based on data from March and ignoring all of the newer research, does make that claim — with qualifications — in its narrative summary. But its actual math shows exactly the opposite! Do the elite newspapers even bother to consult anyone numerate?
As Professor Balloux of the UCL genetics institute immediately replied, the NYT writer completely misunderstood the report:
In fact, the report found that it was *extremely rare* for children to bring an infection into the home. They found that just 2.7% of potential “index cases” (first case in the home) were under age 20. Imagine twisting that into a call for school closures! Astonishingly reckless.
Read more at The Federalist.