Gas station without pumps

2020 March 29

Recycled writing

Filed under: Uncategorized — gasstationwithoutpumps @ 08:32
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I’ve been reading a lot of coronavirus coverage on the Associated Press, and I’m getting very tired of seeing the same paragraph buried somewhere in every article:

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the virus can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and lead to death.

This must have been a mandate from the AP administrators—surely the reporters themselves would have been more varied in how they presented the information, even if they were plagiarizing each other.

Perhaps the AP administrators could loosen the reins a little and let their reporters and editors determine the content?

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