Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of April 27

Due to an editing error, an April 30 Care and Feeding misattributed Carrie Bauer as a co-author.

Due to a production error, an April 29 Picks misspelled Procter & Gamble.

In an April 28 Downtime, Heather Schwedel misspelled Chrissy Teigen’s first name.

In an April 27 Future Tense, Andrew Gelman misstated that a team from Carnegie Mellon University plans to release aggregate estimates of symptom rates for COVID-19. It has already begun to release those estimates.

In an April 27 Future Tense, Chloe Hadavas misstated that LaTeX, a document preparation system that’s used widely in the sciences, puts a double space after a period. After a period, LaTeX puts extra space, which varies in size.


In an April 27 How to Do It, Rich Juzwiak misidentified the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as the U.S. Preventative Service Task Force.


In an April 27 Television, Lili Loofbourow misidentified Dan Patrick as the lieutenant governor of Florida. He is the lieutenant governor of Texas.

In an April 26 Slatest, Daniel Politi misspelled Michael Caputo’s first name.

In an April 25 Slatest, Daniel Politi misidentified Larry King’s TV show as The Larry King Show, which was the name of his radio show. King’s CNN TV show was called Larry King Live.

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