This story is less interesting for its Covid commentary than for its media commentary. It shows how media serves an agenda, as opposed to a function.
The object lesson here is public skepticism with respect to Covid vaccines and other measures. The article cites a few examples from “the science” that might inspire rational skepticism and notes that media outlets are pushing the vaccines and other measures, anyway.
One can certainly wish for a more virtuous Fourth Estate. I note, however, that there is no shortage of information to support any narrative the public as a whole wishes to explore.