In case you missed it, the FDA yesterday placed strict limits on who can get Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine.
U.S. regulators have strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to a rare but serious risk of blood clots.
The FDA said the injection should only be given to adults who cannot receive a different vaccine or specifically request J&J. https://t.co/oloc05y0IY
– The Associated Press (@AP) May 5, 2022
The FDA chief of vaccines, Dr. Peter Marks said the agency decided to limit the vaccine after taking another look at the data on the risks of life-threatening blood clots and concluding they are limited to the J&J vaccine.
“If there’s an alternative that appears to be equally effective in preventing severe COVID-19 outcomes, we’d rather see people opt for that,” Marks said. “But we were careful to say that, compared to no vaccine, this is still a better option.”
According to new FDA instructions, J&J’s vaccine could still be given to people who have had a severe allergic reaction to one of the other vaccines and cannot receive an additional dose. The J&J injection could also be an option for people who refuse to receive the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, and thus would otherwise remain unvaccinated, the agency said.
This is a big deal, so it’s understandable that an account will like it @ Breaking911 it would cover it as well. And they did.
But their coverage was a little different than that of the APs. See if you can spot it.
Here is the title of the AP:
And here is the title of Breaking911:
Do you already see the difference? No? Well, you’re clearly not as perceptive as Twitter, which has seen a huge difference:
– Breaking911 (@ Breaking911) May 5, 2022
Clearly the AP’s tweet was acceptable as it is, but Breaking911’s was not. Who knows what it is.
It’s almost as if Twitter is reporting the account and not the content of the tweet. https://t.co/0e7HcwDNbC
– RBe (@RBPundit) May 6, 2022
Almost. But they would never do such a thing, would they?
This is the minister of truth right here. https://t.co/pOjBfMuF9x
– Jason Jones (@psujwj) May 6, 2022
Some tweeters out there are actually defending Twitter’s selective “misleading” label by saying that Breaking911’s tweet lacked AP context. But obviously Twitter I couldn’t even buy it:
UPDATE: The “misleading” label has been removed from this tweet.
– Breaking911 (@ Breaking911) May 6, 2022
very strange, @TwitterSupport. Is mere consistency asking too much? Can’t wait for Elon to take over.
– Josh Mesker (@JoshMeskerAR) May 6, 2022
– GessWho (@jasongesser) May 6, 2022