Talk:SARS-CoV-2 surpasses one million confirmed infections in the United States

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Qualification[edit]

I would suggest, even in the headline, specifying one million known infections. --Pi zero (talk) 03:01, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

(Or some such qualification.) --Pi zero (talk) 03:01, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

I'll take a look at how sources say it, but if there are at least 1 million known infections, there are definitely at least 1 million total infections (in the US) --DannyS712 (talk) 03:07, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
True, that logical implication works if you're talking about how many there are, versus how many are known. However, it doesn't work for the event: the event of the number known passing one million is quite different from the event of the actual number passing one million. We might have passed that many actual cases a while ago, perhaps quite a while ago. --Pi zero (talk) 03:45, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
Done -> confirmed --DannyS712 (talk) 12:31, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Notes[edit]

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--DannyS712 (talk) 12:42, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Attribution[edit]

I find the article lacks attribution.
103.254.128.138 (talk) 19:18, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Indeed. --Pi zero (talk) 19:22, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

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1 million[edit]

Can you mention that at LEAST 27% of those cases are in my personal home state New York? 47.16.99.72 (talk) 17:41, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

That is certainly of interest, and one could well imagine the article might have reasonably chosen to mention it. However, our archive policy doesn't allow us to add stuff more than 24 hours after publication. (When we settled on that 24-hour figure, not only was the community on board, at least one Wikinewsie remarked they would have been okay with less than 24 hours.) --Pi zero (talk) 20:54, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
@Pi zero:Huh? 47.16.99.72 (talk) 02:00, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
A Wikinews article is a "snapshot in time"; it shows what a story looked like at the time of publication. We do allow a short grace period, of 24 hours, during which edits can be made that change the meaning of the article (within limits); but this article was published more than 24 hours ago. --Pi zero (talk) 02:21, 2 May 2020 (UTC)