Why you need to proofread headlines

I was having trouble filing an unemployment claim because of my last three weeks of invalid and hospitalization that hit right after I tried to file for unemployment, so I tried to have Google research how hospitalization affects unemployment. Google was no good for that, but did bring up a very interesting news headline from a couple weeks back.

MISSOURI SWAMPED BY UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS AS CASES EXCEED 500

Really’ US News and World Report? it only takes 500 people filing for unemployment to swamp the state of Missouri for unemployment claims? That is what the headline says.

You have to read three paragraphs in to learn that the 500 cases has nothing to do with insurance claims, but Coronavirus cases. This is the worst case of headline mangling and mismanagement that I have seen in awhile. Way to Go! US News and World Misreport.

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