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CNN gets brutally fact-checked on vaccine efficacy and flying

CNN was caught making a major error in an article titled “How to fly safely a year into the pandemic,” originally reporting that studies show the vaccines are “only 90% protective against the coronavirus, not 95%. Translated into reality, that means for every million fully vaccinated people who fly, some 100,000 could still become infected”:


They’re so, so off it’s comical:

And if that were even close to being true, we’d have seen thousands and thousands of infections from flying right now and that hasn’t happened:

Here’s what the article says now: “In addition, real world studies of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines show they are still 90% protective against the coronavirus — but that means it’s still possible to get infected”:


But the whole premise of the article is wrong!

This just isn’t good enough:

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly extrapolated vaccine efficacy and the probability of becoming infected with Covid-19 aboard airplanes. The risk is much lower than stated in the original version.


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