@nytimes "continue" is a verb-noun-agreement error for "continues" in "The number of deaths . . . continue to decline," @SherylNYT, @carlzimmer. A number of something takes a plural verb; the true subject is the plural something. "The number" takes a singular verb; it is the subject. https://t.co/ZnfWrfO5z3
@nytimes "much" should be "many" or "are" should be "is" in "It is difficult for scientists to say exactly how much of the current patterns of infection are because of . . . B.1.1.7," @SherylNYT, @carlzimmer. Much is singular; it's used to refer to an amount, not a number of things. https://t.co/TZem40nqVb
@nytimes And thanks to @DrBonnieHenry's pandemic policies, British Columbia now represents a threat to the rest of North America with the P.1 variant potentially set to displace B.117.
You might want to do another story on British Columbia.