Stephen King admits being wrong about Florida single day Covid death toll, BUT…

Yesterday, author Stephen King tweeted that there were “1200 dead of COVID yesterday in Florida.” The tweet got about 24,000 retweets and over 80,000 likes. In a now-deleted tweet, Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding called it “the most terrifying thing Stephen King has ever written.” And like so much of King’s previous work, it was also fiction. King finally acknowledged the “error”:

I’m wrong about the number of deaths in Florida due to COVID. Not 1200 in one day but over the course of one week, possibly more. I regret the error, but regret the DeSantis crew’s failure to come to grips with the COVID virus even more.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 11, 2021

There’s that word!


— (@jtLOL) September 11, 2021

That’s the one.

Stick with fiction.#StayInYourLane

— FEMA *STOLEN* Inmate (@ProjectAzorian7) September 11, 2021

He did, and that was the problem.

King also hasn’t yet regretted the error enough to delete the original tweet:

1200 dead of COVID yesterday in Florida.
Not the total for a week or a month, but ONE SINGLE DAY.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 10, 2021

Still no “contains misinformation” flag from Twitter? How totally unsurprising…

He admitted to spreading COVID misinformation, yet the original tweet is still up.

Why won’t @Twitter lock his account until he deletes it?

(Rhetorical question: we know why)

— Is This Heaven? (@no_its_iowa) September 11, 2021

But I will leave the original tweet up because it’s got a heck of a lot of likes and retweets!

— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) September 11, 2021

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