It's trivial, but still telling

Fake news from both our national and local newspapers: The girl dragged into the water by sea lion now has a rare infection. No, that's not so - she's been prescribed tetracycline as a precaution against a rare disease that's carried by sea mammals, as this report in the NY Post makes clear (although note that its headline writer also gets it wrong). Think rabies shots after an encounter with a wild animal vs actual rabies - there's a difference.

Again: it's a trivial error, but so typical of what passes for reporting these days - drives me nuts.

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