The Los Angeles Times earned a Twitter moments earlier today for this article on a Covid variant currently spreading around California that they called “increasingly dangerous” and “the devil is here”:

“There’s a problem” with the article, however. You see, “there isn’t even a preprint published and we’re watching dramatic descent in cases, hospitalization and deaths despite its high frequency”:

Here’s the data which “doesn’t seem consistent with their doom and gloom headlines”:

Professor Francois Balloux from the University of London Genetics Institue called the article, “irresponsible nonsense”:

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Over to you, LA Times.